Long before Colby was diagnosed with HH, we had decided as a family to homeschool our two boys. For our family there were many reasons why we were choosing this path for their education. Our oldest child has a ton of energy and has a hard time sitting still but he was ready for school. Having school at home gave us the chance to adjust the school schedule to fit his abilities. He is excelling in school and is finally getting to the point that he can sit still and focus. We can go as fast or slow as needed. We also use a Christian based school that includes Bible studies and a focus on good morals and behavior.
When we found out about Colby and HH, we realized all the reasons for homeschooling our oldest applied for him also. Being able to work around his abilities, focus on areas that he needs improvement and push forward with the areas he does well is a blessing. Being at home also gives him time to nap and have time outs when needed. We also belong to a homeschool group with a good number on field trips, family activities or group lessons to help with socialization. We have many resources, both on the internet and in the city, to supplement what we lack.
Our oldest son will be in 2nd grade and Colby in preschool next year. We always keep an open mind about what path to take with school, but for now this seems to be working well. Homeschooling is not for everyone, but if you are interested in learning more I would be happy to share what I have learned. My e-mail is KathyJensen@cox.net. I think as long as we constantly try to do what is best for our children, they will do well and know that they are loved.