Many parents shy away from the thought of educating an LD and/or ADHD child at home because of the horrible hassles they've had trying to help the youngster with homework. --LD Online
However, it can be done and done successfully. If you are considering homeschooling your ADHD/LD child, LD Online has a wonderful article entitled Homeschooling LD/ADD Children: Great Idea or Big Mistake? that can answer many of the questions I'm sure you have. This article explains exactly how homeschooling works, socialization issues, parent pitfalls and many other common topics. The Resource Room also offers another article entitled Pulling Out!. This article details how to make the transition from traditional to school to homeschooling. They also offer other resources for those considering going this route on their Home Education page.
Below are a few additional resources that may help you in your search for homeschooling information:
- Considering Homeschooling for a Child with LD or AD/HD - Education.com
- Homeschool Laws & Requirements (by state) - About.com
- Homeschool Life Tips
- Homeschool Statistics - LetsHomeschool.com
There is also a book that you may find especially interesting on this topic. Homeschooling the Child with ADD (or Other Special Needs): Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the Child with Learning Differences was written by Lenore Colacion Hayes. Mrs. Hayes is a consultant, researcher and writer who homeschooled her own special needs child. You can read the book's introduction here. You can also "search inside" by click on the book below.
I wish you the best of luck on your journey!