Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children: Paths Are Made by Walking / Edition 1

Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children: Paths Are Made by Walking / Edition 1

by Terri Dowty, Kitt (Ed.) Cowlishaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843100371

ISBN-13: 9781843100379

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Mainstream educational provision for children on the autistic spectrum can be inadequate or inappropriate, and an increasing number of parents dissatisfied with the education system are looking elsewhere for an approach that will suit their children's needs. In this book parents who have chosen the home education option for their children on the autistic spectrum

Overview

Mainstream educational provision for children on the autistic spectrum can be inadequate or inappropriate, and an increasing number of parents dissatisfied with the education system are looking elsewhere for an approach that will suit their children's needs. In this book parents who have chosen the home education option for their children on the autistic spectrum candidly relate their experiences: how they reached the decision to educate at home, how they set about the task, and their feelings about the issues raised by their actions.

Alongside these personal accounts, Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children includes a supplementary chapter on getting started with home education, written by a former advisory teacher for special needs, which offers a wealth of helpful tips and answers frequently voiced questions about teaching materials, curricula and socialisation. A separate chapter on home education and the law provides solid practical advice on legal rights and relations with the education authority.

This sympathetic, readable book aims to give parents whose children are not receiving appropriate support at school the confidence to consider home education as a realistic option. The balance between true stories and practical advice ensures that this invaluable book will inspire and inform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843100379
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Terri Dowty. 2. So What's the Problem with School? 3. Square Pegs Don't Fit Round Holes, Andrea Stephenson. 4. Home Truths, Elizabeth Pite. 5. Is This Normal? Jackie Stout. 6. But Will He Ever Speak to Me? Alan Phillips. 7. In the Real World, it's OK to be Different, Grace Carpenter. 8. An Inspiration To Us All, Karen Marsh. 9. Once a Homeschooler, Always a Homeschooler, Lise Pyles. 10. Being Himself, Anne Bedish. 11. The Difficult Child, Rachel Cohen. 12. Three Springs for a Summer, Margaret R. Paton. 13. Liberated by the Label, Mark's Mum. 14. Living Without the Label, Jan Fortune-Wood. 15. What Do I Do Next? Christine Waterman. 16. Home Education and the Law, Ian Dowty. Resources. Recommended Reading.

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