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Homeschooling Special Needs Children By Their Learning Style

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Homeschooling Special Needs Children By Their Learning Style

If you plan to homeschool a special needs or gifted child, you need to find out what his or her learning style is so you can cater to it. Make it your business to find out about learning styles so you can identify which category your child falls within. Once you know what your child's learning style is you can customize the curriculum to fit his or her needs. If you do not identify your child's learning style your attempts at homeschool may fall flat.

For instance, if your child is not an auditory learner and you base all of your teaching methods on long explanations, your child will be lost from the beginning. Go to your public library and check out books on learning styles. They will have descriptions of each learning style and quizzes you can take which will help you to identify which style of learning best suits your child.

   

Comments

10/5/2006 3:33:51 PM
Donna said:

Learning styles are extremely important in terms of helping your special needs child. This is the true advantage of homeschooling a special needs child - you are able to afford the time to try what works best for him. For further reading see my recent post : How to Advoid Failure Syndrome. I enjoy reading your tips.


10/5/2009 10:29:51 PM
shannon barbee said:

I have a 15 year daughter thats in 7th grade she is having a hard tome in school where do i turn to


8/23/2011 7:08:05 AM
Luz said:

Thank you very much for this reflection




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