Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:41 amccpeterson wrote:I have a 12 year old son (ADD, Dyslexia, Slow Learner), and also a 9 year old daughter who struggles as well.
We used Adventures 2 years ago, and LOVED it, but last school year we decided to take a break from everything except for Reading and Math. Unfortunately the kids didn't make much progress!
We are coming back to MFW this year and will be using ECC and are so excited to start. My kids learned a lot when doing MFW Adventures. And I love how it's all put together! Look forward to hearing from you! And....VERY happy to be back!
My oldest ds, 22 yo was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism and attended public school from preschool through graduation. Every year at his IEP meetings it was the same thing, your ds can't read, we are trying to get him to write his name, we are trying to get him to spell 3 letter words, same thing all the way through high school:-(
I kept telling them that I thought he had been reading since he was about 2. We would be in the city for Drs appts and he would be looking at the signs saying the name of the restaurant or whatever advertised, they said he just memorized logos. He would pick out vhs tapes without their cases from our bookshelf knowing which was which and would bring books to me and ask about a word he didn't understand and sure enough it was on the page he was looking at but still the teachers said he couldn't read.
Well, now ds has been home a few years and he spends alot of time on the computer. He types the things he is looking for into the search engine. He doesn't ask how to spell anything but 99 percent of the time he spells it right, we're talking even medical equipment and diseases. I have found my ds is extremely smart and wonder what could have been if I would have known about homeschooling then and followed my heart and kept him home even though everyone said what he needed was socialization. I applaud you for looking for the right programs to fit your children and urge you to never give up. Sometimes our children's talents are hidden inside but when they come out it is amazing!