Blind Mother Wants to Homeschool Her Daughter

by Jen Levandusky
(fort worth, tx)

I am a blind mother and I really always had the dream to homeschool my girl. She's is entering kindergarten and I'm trying to find resources to help me achieve homeschooling with my blindness. If you have suggestions or know where I can find assistance, let me know. Also, if in a while I find I can't homeschool any longer, will there be issues enrolling her in school? I live in TX, by the way. Thanks, Jen Levandusky


Hi Jen!
Thanks for posting your question to my website. Texas is a very homeschool-friendly state, so I don't think you will have a problem IF you ever wanted to put your daughter after trying to homeschool her.

Jen, I first want to encourage you to try to homeschool her. You have raised her for five years - homeschooling is just an extension of what you have already been doing at home with her.

There are some programs/curriculum that may be easier for you to use with her. A computer program with audio will allow you to listen as your daughter learns. TheHeadof

This article written by a homeschooling mom who is blind is encouraging. There is a yahoo group called Blindhomeschoolers that you might want to join. Although it says it for parents who homeschool blind children, I saw that they also support blind parents who are homeschooling sighted children.

Other website visitors may have other suggestions for you. I will post your question to PEAH's Facebook and Twitter page.

Sincerely,
Heather


If you have any helpful information, suggestions or resources for this mom, can you post them below? Thanks!

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Aug 16, 2011
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by: Heather

Hi Jen,
Here is a comment from Christina from Facebook:
"Try ACE Accelerated Christian Education Program or you can do the (ABeka) Video schooling where she can watch and you can listen to the lessons from abeka curriculum. I'll be praying for you to find what God wants you too. Congrats on deciding to homeschool. There will be bumps, but with God anything is possible. Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. God Bless."

You can find her post on PEAH's Facebook page.

Blessings,
Heather

Aug 17, 2011
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by: Heather

Hi again,
A twitter friend suggested that you try Time4Learning - its interactive online curriculum.
Blessings,
Heather

Aug 18, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Hi Jen,
I think its wonderful that you are wanting to home-school your child. That you are not allowing any of your personal issues stand in your way to give her what you feel is best.

If it were me I would use either a T.V based program like Bob Jones or a online program like Heather suggested, Time4Learning. If money is a issue I would do Time4Learning, because you can go month to month and it is very cheap IMO ;)
HTH
Happy Homeschooling!
Keri

Apr 15, 2016
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by: Robert

I would like to say that anyone, no mater if they have a disability or not should home school their children. Both my wife and I are blind and we had a daughter less than a year ago, and we are planning on teaching her. My suggestion is to not give up, and to get with someone whom you trust to help you, and to learn as much as you can. And when all else fails, ask the Lord to forgive of your sins, if you are not born again, and ask for help along the way.

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