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Homeschooling the Child with Aspergers Syndrome: Real Help for Parents Anywhere and on Any Budget

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Homeschooling the Child with Aspergers Syndrome Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child's own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. Parents planning to homes ...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Kakihara
Jan 24, 2011 Kakihara rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: AS children parents
Recommended to Kakihara by: Katsumi
I would honestly find this book a very usefull tool especially if I lived in countries such as Canada or the UK where as far as I can see, there are plenty of resources to take to homeschool children... However I am still glad we have found some government and private institutions that have been of a good complement in helping our AS child here in Mexico City. I believe homeschooling our children is a great path to follow but we cant forget that sooner or later they will be back to the real worl ...more
Leslie
Oct 25, 2009 Leslie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Asperger parents
I bought this for just a few bucks from Amazon after I was left really no choice but to withdraw my little 6 yr old from his woefully inadequate public school. His teacher had not even heard of Aspergers and was certain he had some kind of ADD. Turns out, he doesn't, he has ASperger's syndrome and a couple of other daunting but similar diagnoses. This book was more encouraging to me personally than it was very practical. It made me feel better about my decision to homeschool, which was something ...more
Amy
I recommend this book, not because it offers great curriculum choices or practical scheduling help, but because it shows that homeschooling and Asperger's can and do mix. I enjoyed all the advice from parents who have been there, done that, and I liked seeing that I was not alone. Homeschooling an Aspie is a great challenge and ridiculously fun - and this book helped me see that trying to fit him in some sort of box was going to break both of us. Highly recommended, especially for new homeschool ...more
Robin
I found this book inspiring in many ways. It reinforced the curriculum choices I have made for my daughter and the decision to homeschool her.
Jennifer
I really enjoyed this book. The author sampled several families who have homeschooled a child with Asperger's and drew from their experiences in putting together her recommendations and advice. The book is full of very practical advice both for deciding whether or not to homeschool your child, and also advice about resources that may be helpful for kids with Asperger's. It is definitely a book I can see myself referring to often along our schooling journey.
Misty
My biggest concern about this book is that her information comes from a small sample of families. But the author does give some good practical advice on scheduling issues and flexibility.
Eshea
I got some great ideas from this book and even though it is marked as finished, will refer back often.
Ann Dowd
super practical!
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