Today I am sharing some resources for homeschool and special needs that I have here on my site.
Below you will find some of my favorites posts, resources, printables, and ebooks that I provide for homeschooling and special needs here on GHOK.
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 GHOK 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
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 a 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 GHOK. Many of these are handwriting and fine motor related.
I hope that many of these resources are helpful for you as you homeschool your child with special needs. I also have another resource for you on Pinterest.
You can check out my homeschooling special needs Pinterest board for more ideas.