Speech delayed kindergartner
Hello. I'm new to homeschooling in the sense that I've never been the teacher. However, I home schooled my senior year and my husband was homeschooled entirely by his mother. I know there are a great many benefits in homeschooling and approve entirely, but was originally going to send my son to the public school anyway. After some extensive research I discovered that the local school is unsatisfactory. On top of that my son has speech issues. I've made the decision to homeschool him myself and feel it would be the best approach as he learns best one and one rather then in a class (yes, he goes to preschool and we have proven this). I had registered him for kindergarten (before making this decision) and they want to evaluate him for a learning disability. I know he doesnt have anything serious, but I'm afraid that no matter what label they attach to him -- they will make it harder for me to homeschool him. I plan only to homeschool him for kindergarten and maybe first grade. Just until he has his feet and is better able to communicate with his peers and educators. Does anyone have any experience with homeschooling special ed students? Do the schools generally give you a hard time about homeschooling them?? Would it be better to not approve the evaluation at this time, so there is no label?? His speech is delayed only it really is a minor problem that we have improved greatly over the last year and a half and feel we can overcome within the next few years. right now it makes communicating with him difficult for individuals who don't know him and I'm afraid he will get lost in the cracks during these first critical years in his education. Please, any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.