Homeschooling a child with Sensory Processing Disorder brings up unique challenges. One of the most difficult things I’ve dealt with is a general lack of understanding from other moms and their advice – while given with good intentions – simply doesn’t apply. Finding support and encouragement within your local homeschool group may not always be possible, but – you will need to find support along this path.
Do you know what helps me? Reading stories written by moms in the same situation, hearing about their beautiful children who experience the world differently and how they help them move through the world and adjust. I love to feel the acceptance in their words and see their love for their kids shine through their words.
The following list of bloggers will bring you comfort, useful information, understanding and encouragement while you walk the path of parenting and homeschooling a child with sensory issues.
And remember, you’re not alone.
5 Blogs for Homeschooling a Child with Sensory Issues
- Walking By The Way: 10 Things I’ve Learned Homeschooling a Child with SPD
- Jennifer Janes: How I homeschool my child with SPD At the end of the post, you will find links to many additional posts that she has written addressing this topic.
- Creekside Learning: Advice on how to combine homeschooling and special needs therapies.
- LaToya Edwards: Gifts for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder
- Sharla at The Chaos and the Clutter : This blog offers tons of detailed information about making sensory bins, including how and why they will benefit your child.
A few additional helpful resources:
Growing Hands on Kids provides a massive amount of resources for parenting kids with SPD. If you are thinking that SPD kids would be better off in a school environment, read this: Jumping of the Cliff into Homeschooling.
Do you have a favorite blog about parenting and educating a child with Sensory Processing Disorder? Tell me in the comments and I will add it to the list!