Today I am sharing some resources for homeschool and special needs that I have here on my site. If you are coming over from the Homeschooling & Special Needs Blog Tour, then welcome. I am so glad you are here today.
Below you will find some of my favorites posts, resources, printables and ebooks that I provide for homeschooling and special needs here on GRB.
Resources for Homeschooling Kids with Special Needs
For those of you who don't know me, before I became a stay at home mom to my daughter I worked for 7 years as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Four of those years I was in the public school system working with special needs kids from preschool through high-school.
I love sharing resources and ideas for special needs kids here on my site. What is great about kids activities is that ANY child can benefit from most of the activities I share about, no matter if they have special needs or not.
Here are some of the resources I have here on GRB specifically for homeschool and special needs.
By far, the most popular series on my site is my Behavior vs. Sensory series. This is a 5 week series where I look at things that could be affecting your child's behavior and sensory processing. Here are the topics and posts in that series.
- Is it Behavior? Or is it Sensory?
- The Vestibular System
- How Diet Affects Behavior
- How Sleep and Screen time Affect Behavior
- Discipline and Sensory Processing Problems
Sensory Processing Disorder Series
- What is Autism?
- Diagnosis & Treatment Options
- Therapy Ideas
- A Homeschool Mom's Perspective of Autism
- Resources for Families of Children with Autism
Homeschool Resources And Activity Ideas for Kids with Special Needs
On my Sensory Activities for Kids page, I have links to every single sensory activity or post I have written about here on GRB and also guest posts I have written. I have it divided by age ranges, themes, and seasonal activities.
On my Fine Motor Activities for Development page I also have links to all the fine motor posts I have shared. These include free printables, a link to developmental sequence of fine motor skills printable, activity ideas, and more.
And my How to Improve Handwriting Skills with Kids page has links to all the resources I have written on handwriting skills for both typical and children with special needs.
My ebook, Basic Shapes for Beginners is a hands-on approach to pre-writing strokes for preschoolers. It is designed for ages 2-5, however if you have a child who struggles with handwriting or is behind in fine motor skills these activities can definitely be beneficial to them.
All of the activities are hands-on and focus on building excellent fine motor skills and mastering pre-writing lines and strokes which aid in helping good handwriting skills.
I also have a page of all my free printables here on GRB. Many of these are handwriting and fine motor related.
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When you subscribe to my blog news feed and twice monthly newsletter, you will receive 3 different sets of printables once you confirm your subscription. Two of the packets are 50 fine motor activity ideas for ages 0-3 and ages 3-6 and the other is a 32 page scissor practice packet in age appropriate sequence of skills.
You can check out my homeschooling special needs Pinterest board for more ideas.