Saturday, September 27, 2008

More homeschooling validation

Someone asked why I am not blogging much anymore. Ever since we had the boy tested for learning disabilities things have been a little crazy around here. Neurofeedback twice a week. Occupational Therapy twice a week. Piano once a week. Then there' s the regular homeschooling to be done, and the scouts and his sister's soccer (let's not forget the other child here), and...

There is also more testing. He had a visual perceptual exam the other day. That is not a "regular" vision exam where one finds out if glasses are necessary. This has to do with visual processing. And we learned that this boy has a whole slew of left/right issues that are related to his sports difficulties, handwriting problems, reading problems, and potentially (!!) driving problems. The doc said that he would suggest occupational therapy if we were not already doing it.

I didn't go to this appointment but heard the report from the seminarian. The question I hate to ask was on the tip of my tongue: "was any of this the result of things we did or didn't do?"

No. When asked what caused this, the doc shrugged and said "we don't know." But he went on to confirm that homeschooling is the best possible situation. The flexibility and ability to tailor the education make a huge difference.

So here we are.


Gwendolyn said...

How wonderful to know that you are doing exactly what is right for him! I miss homeschooling my two middle chidlren. :o( We're still homeschooling the oldest, but she's in the 11th grade...basically, I just tell her what to do and she does it. There's not much actual teaching at this point.

edwardherda said...

And one day, just like Forrest Gump, you may realize that maybe the braces weren't necessary.