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Autism and Flexischooling : a Shared Classroom and Homeschooling Approach.

Author: Clare Lawrence
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
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A growing number of parents are considering part time or 'flexischooling' as an option that might benefit their child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but face concerns such as: Is it possible? Has anyone tried it? How can it be set up? Above all, does it work? This book answers all these questions, and many more. Covering both the home and school angle, it explores ways to evaluate whether the option is right  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Lawrence
ISBN: 9780857005823 0857005820
OCLC Number: 815391414
Description: 1 online resource (148 pages)
Contents: A note on terminology; Foreword; 1. Introduction: Why Would We Want to Do That?; Mainstream inclusion: where are we now?; Why consider flexischooling?; What is flexischooling?; Can anyone do it?; Is it legal?; Is it a right?; Can I change my mind?; Is it part-time education?; Is it more suited to the child with lower academic potential?; Isn't it the school's responsibility to meet his needs?; If school is so inappropriate, why not just home educate?; Part 1: A Considerationof Flexischooling; 2. Why Does Flexischooling Work so Well for the Pupil with an ASD?; A shorter time in school. A longer time at homeWinning all round; Summary; 3. Setting it Up; Persuade the school to consider it; Work out how to record the 'full-time education'; Summary; 4. Making it Work; Practicalities: keeping him safe; Agree what constitutes 'success'; Curriculum content and examinations; Extra-curricular activities; Summary; 5. Facing the Critics; Challenges you might come up against; Comments and responses; Looking to the future: employment; What about me? Parents and flexischooling; Part 2: Flexischoolingin Action; 6. Sam's Story: A Mother's Perspective on Flexischooling; Before school. Sam starts schoolHomeschooling; Sam's needs; Starting to flexischool; Age 7-11; Flexischooling at home; Age 11-18; 7. Some Final Questions; Are there disadvantages to flexischooling?; Can it work for the older child?; What about working parents?; Doesn't he miss out on schoolwork?; Can he still take exams?; How do you know what to teach?; Can he still have support in school?; Do external agencies still give you support?; What do others who have tried flexischooling have to say?; I don't have the expertise to teach him! Can we still flexischool?; Don't siblings feel hard done by? Isn't it an organisational nightmare for my disorganised child?My relationship with the school is already rather tense. Will we be able to work together?; My school says flexischooling is illegal. What can I do?; What if he still hates the parts of school he does go in for?; Whose responsibility is it to make sure he is getting a 'full-time education'?; Does it work?; 8. Into the Future; References and Further Reading; References; Further reading; Index.

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The book explains this successful alternative to full time school or full time home education for students with ASD. It includes evaluating whether the option is right for your child, organising the  Read more...

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