I am a mother of two children – an 8 year old boy in the Autism Spectrum and a 3 year old girl.
Having a child with Special Needs, homeschooling and care giving have been part of the journey with my son. In my son’s early years, there were lots of challenging behaviour, sensory issues, and countless battles. Homeschooling enabled me to take my time to discover, explore and join his world. It gives me countless opportunities to capture lots of his brilliant moments in my journey with him.
Homeschooling enables us to implement child-led learning, allowing my son to truly learn at his own pace and build on his interest. I am amazed at how much he has progressed and I am happy to see him thrive.
Today, most people who interacted with him told me that he is a gentle and loving boy, which is a total contrast from his early years. So I am thankful for this window of opportunity that has paved a way for me to be able to homeschool him. In this homeschool with a caregiving journey, I found myself in a new land with new people, new knowledge, new language, new dreams and new joy.
We are the first batch to apply for exemption from Compulsory Education laws under the new framework that extended its coverage to children with special education needs.
I am happy to share as a Homeschool Consultant!
Areas of consultation:
- How we homeschool our special needs child
- Why we choose to homeschool
- Application for exemption from Compulsory Education for children with moderate/severe SEN
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) and home visits by MOE