In just two hours a day, you can teach your child to read, communicate and develop a love of learning.
Nonverbal Autism Homeschool focuses on these three things:
Academic success begins with reading. You'll receive 18 weeks (one full semester) of phonics, sight words, vocabulary and reading comprehension curriculum. This course is tailored to nonverbal learners and accommodates those with limited motor skills, auditory processing disorders and students who struggle to focus, sit still or attend to nonpreferred work.
Tired of waiting on school or insurance to provide AAC? Proloquo2Go doesn't require special hardware and is available in the Apple store. You'll receive 18 weeks of instruction on how to format, navigate and customize the app. Your student will learn core vocabulary words, where to find meaningful words, sentence building and, most importantly, how to communicate wants and needs.
Nonverbal Autism Homeschool believes in presuming competence and intelligence in our students. It's unfair that schools require expressive language to provide access to mainstream academics. We expose students to age-appropriate academics that respects their intellect and makes learning fun, while at the same time encouraging and building expressive language. The two can and should happen simutaneously!
I know this system works: I used it to teach my son how to read!
My son, Tosh, is 10 years old and has nonverbal autism. Just three years ago, we met Mr. Sims when he was assigned to be Tosh's homeschool EF by our charter school. Like many parents, I had given up on our local public school system to provide the least restrictive environment as mandated in my son's IEP.
At the time, Tosh couldn't demonstrate the ability to count beyond 7, he couldn't read, and he could barely write his name. He became agitated when asked to do any school work and couldn't attend to a task or listen to a teacher for more than a couple of minutes.
After just one school year under Mr. Sims' direction, Tosh made unbelievable progress. He is now reading at a second grade level and can write sentences using Proloquo2Go at a first grade level. Even though he requires significant accommodations, he is learning grade level math, science, social studies, literature, art and PE.
The image you see is a screen shot from Tosh's iPad, demonstrating one way we used AAC to learn grade-level vocabulary words and context. Mr. Sims allowed me to take a screenshot, print it and turn it in as work.
My son is not a genius. He's bright, but he also has severe physical, behavioral and learning challenges. I had zero teaching experience. But with Mr. Sims' help, we did it. And so can you!
Mr. Sims and I are very passionate about the rights of nonverbal autistic people. We are honored to create this program and change the lives of kids like Tosh.
- Heather Anderson, Co-Creator
Nonverbal Autism Homeschool
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"An average parent, who will dedicate a couple of hours per day to their student, can achieve so much more than I can all day long in a group classroom."
- Ken Sims, M.A. Special Education & Nonverbal Autism Homeschool co-creator