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    There are other sites out there too and various face book pages.

    Your child has learnt much from you already. You might be amased at how much you can really teach. If you are prepared to put in the time chances are you can do way more good than any other as yiu know your sin and can work with him everyday.

    If you work in with therapy you could be helping him immensely

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    Quote Originally Posted by just her chameleon View Post
    I'd definitely consider it. I'm a firm believer that mainstream schooling is not for everyone. In QLD however you can't officially homeschool until the child is 6yrs of age, so you'd be going alone in terms of curriculum and learning materials but I'm sure there's plenty of homeschooling groups around that could assist you in shaping his learning.

    Have you considered delaying his entry until the following year? That is another option to consider.
    I've been told that in NSW you must start when they turn 6 and that you can't delay longer than that so in our case that would mean starting him in September and that seems worse to me. To make it more complicated it all has to be approved by FACS as he is my foster child so I don't get to make the final decision on that (they don't usually agree to delay start for any child I've been told by other carers), I can choose to home school though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    I've been told that in NSW you must start when they turn 6 and that you can't delay longer than that so in our case that would mean starting him in September and that seems worse to me. To make it more complicated it all has to be approved by FACS as he is my foster child so I don't get to make the final decision on that (they don't usually agree to delay start for any child I've been told by other carers), I can choose to home school though.
    I think you'll find that he would get away with starting the following year if his birthday is so late in the year.

    Facs down many parents who home school bit have a double standard and it is not unusual for kids in care to be home schooled. So long as you tick all the boxes it should be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Hmm it's a tricky one. Why does the OT feel that he isn't ready?

    I guess my question would be - in what way do you think homeschooling would increase/contribute to his school readiness?

    We had a student a couple of years ago who seriously was not ready for school on any way except for being toilet trained. It was really challenging for everyone concerned - his teacher, his parents and his peers. He has come such a long way, but is now in year 2 and only just ready to begin academic learning. It was in no way in his best interests to begin school when he did.

    What we did in his case was make his transition as easy as possible by having him go home at lunchtime three days a week, and he had one rest day. We gradually increased his time at school over his first year. Do you think something like that would work?
    She just mentioned it in passing at one of his sessions, due to his short attention span and unwillingness to participate in his less preferred activities. This all stems from low tone core and when he is positioned correctly and given the opportunity to reset he is much better. He is learning how to correct himself while sitting but finds it tiring. He is quite bright and has good receptive language just expressive language that is the problem but his speechie is confident he will improve enough to start, more people are able to understand some of his speech now. His preschool has just done his school readiness assessment but I haven't got the report as yet. Not going to put too much stead in that though as he is a child that doesn't "test" well and will not do things because he knows you want him to. Gives his SLP all sorts of headaches at assessment time because she knows he can do it but can only put down what she sees on the day.

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    At our school there is a massive jump from prep to Yr 1 in terms of academics but also expectations of independence which would be hard to replicate at home. I think it would be hard to go into Yr 1 without having been in prep at a school.

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    Could you look into applying for an exemption to him starting school next year?
    As he doesnt turn 6 till the September and has other things going on you could apply with supporting documentation from his specialists for special consideration.

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    I would strongly recommend homedchooling. It's the best decision I've made as far as educstion/learning and my only regret is not starting sooner.


 

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