Tag Archives: multiple intelligences

Choosing a Teaching Approach that Works Best for Your Child with Special Needs

Welcome to Day 18 of the 31 Days of Random Reflections on Raising and Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs. You can find the main page for this series here. When choosing a curriculum, parents sometimes don’t know what’s best for their child. I am often asked what the best program is for a specific diagnosis. Instead of best […]

Day 10: Alternatives to Worksheets for the Child with Special Needs

  When we think about school and the classroom, it’s easy to envision children sitting at their desks harping away on workbook sheet after workbook sheet.  Filling in blanks, matching images, tracing letters, circling answers – they all make for great-looking educational handouts. It’s also easy to find free printable worksheets on Pinterest.  It’s even […]

Planning the Homeschool Year for Your Child with Special Needs: Part 2 – Finding Your Child’s Dominant Intelligence and Learning Style

In part 1 of this series, we looked at defining your family’s philosophy of education.  Today, we’ll look at your child’s learning style, which we cannot fully discuss until we look at Dr. Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. Multiple Intelligences Dr. Howard Gardner first came on my radar when I was in teacher’s ed. […]