Parent seeks suggestions for learning activities for 12 year old son with specific learning difficulties.

"We have a bright 12 year old boy who has specific learning difficulties and is now a school phobic. We have to educate him at home and are trying to source 'something different' which is exciting, challenging, problem solving and dare we say it educational. Will this help?"

Asked by "Desperate" after reviewing the article, "Geocaching: A High-Tech Treasure Hunt":
In Topics: School and Academics, Learning issues and special needs, Homeschooling
> 60 days ago


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lravidlearner , Teacher, Parent writes:
It sounds like you want to use an approach that teachers call project-based learning.  Kids learn skills and knowledge in multiple subject areas by completing a project.  This approach requires lots of planning and multiple teacher coordination in schools so it is not yet broadly used in classrooms.  But it is very effective and ideal for homeschoolers.

Fortunately, many teachers and schools have created projects and have posted them on their websites.  Below is a webpage where I list many of these sites:

On this page, start with:
Exemplary Projects
HTH Successful PBL Projects

For resources on homeschooling kids with special needs, look here:
> 60 days ago

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