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#1 of 6 Old 07-17-2004, 11:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My ds will be 12 this fall. We have always homeschooled but it has not gone well. We had him tested for learning disabilities and the preliminary results show he does have some problem. Our town does have some resources for this, but I did tell them already that even though he'd be of age to enter 6th grade this fall, I don't think he'll be able to handle it at least not at first.

I was reading here a minute ago about the No Child Left Behind thing. I am wondering now if I should just still homeschool him but have him go out for tutoring or something. Anybody dealing with something similar?

I do have to dd's who homeschool, and two other dd's who go to a private school.
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without pulling him out of home schooling. My kids go to a private school and the public schools provide help to those with learning disabilities. I would check out what the public schools have to offer.
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Thanks for responding,
at 1st i was really thinking going out to school might be better for him. But now I've started to remember the reasons why we hs'd in the first place, and those reasons are still valid.

Thanks, I will check into this further.
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I know that Public schools have great recources for and LD, i just couldn't come to terms with it for my own DS (sending him to PS). They are , in some states(mine) obligated to offer certian services . We are going through the proccess right now so i will keep you posted on the outcomes.

Nothing against PS its just that i don't feel that the large environment is that good for Ds who is coming from a gentle Waldorf school (sorry for going OT)

I'll keep you posted though, they cannot test him until Sept.
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Our state has a program called SNAP. My daughter does this for her speach.

She goes in the evening. We had the option of taking her up to the school and doing it during the day. If this was my only option I would have done it.

http://www.ssd.k12.mo.us/Sp_edu/private_parochial/
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Rebecca-

You need to check your state laws regarding special education. If he qualifies it does not matter where he is educated or by whom. Your public school system may still be responsible for providing him with services. PT, OT Speech and SPED resource are all considered services.
I live and teach in CT, and my neice who attended Montessori and is now homeschooled went for resource and speech at her local public school. Call your state education department for the best information. Best of Luck!

Mama to 4 darlings. A ('03), O and K ('06), A ('09), and wife to M since 2002.
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