Homeschooling a special needs child can be costly for a family on a tight budget. On today’s Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith talks with Melissa Morgan about ways to save on homeschooling no matter what your child’s needs are.
Melissa, this week we’ve been talking about homeschooling on a shoestring budget. What about saving money on materials for children with ADHD or learning disabilities or some special needs?
Well, one of the wonderful benefits of homeschooling is that it offers the chance for a customized curriculum as well as more normal social opportunities for kids that don’t quit fit the mold at school. However, who is this mythical normal child? I’m increasingly convinced that every child, every person, has special needs. Some just as bit more specially than others. For instance, our youngest child is medically fragile. She has low vision and some serious health challenges. By networking with other homeschoolers with similar challenges, we’ve been able to find the best resources to help her, and we inexpensively tailored her education to find out what works best for her learning style. Families that homeschool children with all kinds of special needs can check out nathhan.com for a homeschool magazine discounts as well as a discounted HSLDA membership. Nathhan has a $25 membership fee, but it’s well worth it for all the free and specific resources that you can get, and the discounts.
Well thank you, Melissa. That’s very helpful. Until next time, I’m Mike Smith.