Children with Asperger’s Syndrome face plenty of challenges that other children never have to deal with, and many of those challenges will revolve around their education. While schools can cope with most children who have Asperger’s Syndrome, there are still some very compelling benefits to going down the home-school route instead, and here are just four.
- Specialised Attention
Perhaps the most important reason to home-school a child with Asperger’s Syndrome is that you will be able to adapt the learning process around their needs. When you send a child with Asperger’s to a school, you’re asking them to fit into an educational process that isn’t designed with their needs in mind. When you home-school, you can order resources that are designed with such children in mind and focus on learning styles that children with Asperger’s tend to find more beneficial and effective.
- Reduced Stress
Children with Asperger’s often experience a significant amount of stress when placed in uncontrolled social environments. Unfortunately, schools, while ordered in a traditional sense, often place too much beyond the control of a child with Asperger’s, and this can result in a lot of meltdowns. By home-schooling you won’t put your child under nearly as much stress as they would be likely to experience at school.
- Avoids Bullying
It’s an unfortunate fact of life that children tend to pick on those who are different, which means that children with Asperger’s are often at an increased risk of bullying. Even if no bullying occurs, children with Asperger’s are more likely to be excluded. This can be very upsetting, both for parent and child, making a strong plus point in home-schooling’s favour.
- Works Around Strengths and Weaknesses
It’s common for children with Asperger’s Syndrome to be very capable and enthusiastic when it comes to some subjects and very challenged and bored by other ones. In a regular school environment, this can be problematic. When you home-school, you can spend more time working on those problem areas to ensure your child has a more well-rounded education.