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Why Homeschool a Special Needs Child?
Volume 68, Program 12
6/27/2006
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Have you thought about homeschooling your special needs child? Find out more on today’s Home School Heartbeat, with HSLDA President Mike Smith and his guest, Dianne Craft.

    Mike Smith:
    Dianne, in your many years of experience working with special needs children, how have you seen that homeschooling helps these children succeed?

    Dianne Craft:
    Oh, Mike, there are so many advantages to homeschooling these wonderful special needs struggling learners. Their families have the opportunity to give their child a “Cadillac education” as far as I’m concerned, where they can—number one—go at their own pace, rather than having to always be compared to where the other children in the classroom are. They can go at their own pace and develop in the way that works best for them, and not feel the humiliation of being pulled out of school, out of the classroom, to go someplace else. And I think the number one advantage is one-to-one tutoring. They call it “academic engaged time” if you want a new term—AET. They have compared homeschoolers to public school children and found that homeschooled children, especially in special needs, receive ten times as much academic engaged time as children in public schools, and that’s a huge advantage in learning and making great progress with a struggling learner.

    Mike:
    Dianne, I look forward to talking with you more about special needs children. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.


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