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Part time special school, part time home ed?

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sphil Mon 02-Jul-07 23:04:03

Has anyone done this? DS2 is making such great progress on his ABA/VB home programme that I'm wondering about only sending him to school part time in September. The Head is receptive to the idea; the LEA much more cautious but didn't rule it out. I need pros and cons before making a firm decision (and even then I have to get it past the Complex cases Panel. Before end of July. Eek! )

gess Mon 02-Jul-07 23:16:11

There's stuff about it in that "home educating our autistic spectrum children paths are made for walking" book.

Why do you need complex cases to OK it? Surely ds2 doesn;t have to be full time until the term after he's 5 anyway, so if the school agree you can flexi. Theoretically....

gess Mon 02-Jul-07 23:16:36

BTW lots of children in reception are part time in ds1's school....

sphil Tue 03-Jul-07 12:45:24

Ah that's worth knowing about DS1's school... I thought they had to go from the term they were 5 (which is autumn for H) not the term after. That would give us a term to play with then...
Will look up book you mentioned.

While you're on here Gess - do you know approx how much actual teaching of cognitive stuff DS1 gets at school - either 1:1 or in a group? Tis one of my concerns...
And anyone else whose DC is at special school too?

gess Tue 03-Jul-07 15:05:19

Hmm depends what you mean by cognitive stuff, as its built into other lessons. So counting is taught at snack time say, etc, etc.

sphil Tue 03-Jul-07 19:23:43

I suppose I mean anything other than self-help stuff - language, numbers, matching, sorting etc. Things we do from ABLSS.

gess Tue 03-Jul-07 22:39:00

At ds1's school language is worked on all the time. Individually though, something different for each child. DS1 at the moment seems to be work on signing, so say he makes a PECS request he's then asked to supply the sign as well (often).

colours/numbers/literacy etc built into the lessons, but will vary depending on the child.

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