My son is 7 years old and the school has labeled him ADHD. After being in the public school for 3.5 years, he is repeating his second year in 1st grade. He can't read. I am sick of their in the box teaching, and am getting ready to pull him to homeschool. Where do I start? Should I start with Kindergarten curriculum, or 1st grade? I purchased Mrs. Beechick's book and another book.
Thank you for any help,
I must commend you for homeschooling your ADHD child! Get a hold of Raymond Moore's book, Better Late Than Early. He talks about the importance of not pushing your boys into reading too early. By the time they enter 3rd or 4th grade, they've caught up and oftentimes surpass their peers.
Find out what's required of you in the state of Georgia. You may have some forms to fill out which will keep him from being truant.
If it was my child, I would start him in 1st grade, not Kindergarten. You're already on your way having purchased Ruth Beechick's books. Congratulations! Follow her recommendations, they really do work. Take him to the library and have him pick out books that interest him. It doesn't really matter if they're read-alouds for you to read or easy-reads that he can follow along, just read!
You're on your way. I believe ADHD children, if allowed to grow in their learning style, continue to blossom. Keep educating yourself and you'll both benefit!
All the Best,