Hi, I haver a daughter who has been diagnosed with Apraxia at age 2. She is now 5 and has eversince been in a school for the deaf. We stay in Cape Town, South Africa and the schools here are really not up to standard at all. Now I want to know if homeschooling would be better for her? What is the positive and negative side of homeschooling. Thanx
You know your child and can best work with them one on one.
A drawback many experts would say is that you are not an expert BUT hey guess what there are experts out there who can help you do not have to go through the school system!
The best homeschool parents know their kids intimately and when they need outside help to supplement what you are doing at home. Shop around and find an expert who supports your decision so that you can build a great relationship for your child.
I can 'hear' the experts also saying being around your child all the time is too much sometimes-parents often do not admit when they need outside help. Sure this can happen but schools (and so called experts are not perfect either).
Bottom line is do what your family feels will work best for your child and you. Homeschooling is NOT for everyone but it can be an extremely rewarding journey!
Homeschooling is a choice and many families choose to homeschool for many reasons. Our choice had to do with poor school choices and desiring a Christian education. I would first examine "why" you want to homeschool and go from there. :) Good Luck!
My daughter is also 5 and has Apraxia. I homeschool her and provide all of the therapy myself. We have been doing this for almost a year and it has made all the difference. When we started she only had 10 words and couldn't express herself well enough to even start school work, but now she speaks in 3-7 word sentences, can resight her alphabet, numbers up to 100, and is learning how to read.
I don't think a class for the deaf would be of great benefit to your daughter as she needs to be in an atmosphere where other kids her age speak, even if its just for a brief time each week. This will give her a reference as to what other kids her age do, and how they speak.
Currently, my daughter goes to school in a regular class half of the day and the other half she works with me at home. It is possible to find what is right for your daughter. She can succeed, but you will have to be very aware of how she learns best as well as be patient. Don't give up. If you are able to work with her now, she may be able to go to school full time when she is older, if that is your wish.
If i was you i think i would you can teach her what you want schools have to teach what ever the board tells them to teach i home school my son he is 12 he did go to school but he cant read that good so kids and teachers made fun of him and when he told me about it i took him out and he has not been back i think its a very good idea to home school a kid if they might have some kind of issue that way they will not have to go through things with other kids that don't under stand its not hard to home school as most people think it is i think its a lot of fun hope this helps you