Homeschooling a child on the spectrum isn't easy but its an amazing journey. I have never gone for easy. I have gone for the journey.
This is Ryan's persuasive piece - essay is a stretch - I was trying to find a way to get her to expand it but,,,well, she's said her bit and didn't have more to say. It does say it all. Maybe I am the one who has to learn brevity!
Written By Ryan Connor
|Working out back in November, 2012|
All children shouldn't have to go to traditional school.
Most children actually learn better being home schooled because they don't have all of the distractions going on around them. They also learn better because they have the 1 on 1 attention, not the 1 on 25+ attention.
Learning at home allows you to spend more time working on things you have problems with; you can go your own pace.
|Artwork, first done at school, second done at home.|
At home you can learn things that traditional schools don't teach. Example: Cooking, how to shop, cleaning, babysitting, dancing. You can focus more on what you enjoy. For example, I play the flute and I belly dance. I also learn about horse care and riding.
|Flute without the distractions of uninterested students|
Sometimes you might not fit in at school. You can stop people bullying you because you don't see them, you can stop putting up with bad behaviour and you can learn in your own environment, bedroom, dining room, nature reserve.
Children should be able to learn at home in their own environment, at their own pace, without stress, worrying when a test is due, noise and all of the distractions.
|Children should also be allowed to rearrange their Schleich horses and Playmobil figurines during breaktime!|