I was recently reading an article on a home educating family which disturbed me a little. The child concerned has autism,dyslexia and adhd. I think the amount of time that this child is made to do lessons is slightly more than he should be doing. The amount of time expected of him is over 5 hours,beginning at 9am. On top of this each day he has his therapy. Personally I think 3 hours should be the absolute maximum and especially for a child with a disability. I make sure my son has plenty of short breaks between subjects and I believe 3 hours is a reasonable amount of time to expect him to work. He has Autism Spectrum Disorder. On the spectrum his problems include, tics,ocd,adhd,learning problems,short attention span,anxiety. Some days are easier than others,but I always accept whatever my son is able to achieve on the day. I believe one of the positives of home education is being able to take a lot of the pressure off.
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