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    Bellacissa is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Schizophrenia

    I realize this is a long shot as early onset schizophrenia is fairly rare, but has anyone else had better luck with homeschool (as opposed to public school) for a schizophrenic child?

    I've just signed up for T4L and am withdrawing my son from public school tomorrow. Luckily, I'm in Texas, so there are not a lot of restrictions on homeschooling. I'm just curious if there was anyone else out there dealing with this in the homeschool setting.

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    Not schizophrenia, but my daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder last year. We've always homeschooled so I can't give you a comparison, but because we homeschool I am able to better help my daughter deal with her needs. She has been hospitalized (in and out patient) a total of 58 days this year and homeschooling has given us the flexibility to focus on her healing.

    I've even had to go back to work and my boss (who is my husband's best friend) lets me bring her to work with me so she can get school done and have support when she needs it.

    What part of TX are you in? I'm in the DFW area.

    Mary






    Quote Originally Posted by Bellacissa View Post
    I realize this is a long shot as early onset schizophrenia is fairly rare, but has anyone else had better luck with homeschool (as opposed to public school) for a schizophrenic child?

    I've just signed up for T4L and am withdrawing my son from public school tomorrow. Luckily, I'm in Texas, so there are not a lot of restrictions on homeschooling. I'm just curious if there was anyone else out there dealing with this in the homeschool setting.

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    We are up in Denton. So far, so good. He made it through two hours of T4L today. That's better than the zero hours that he's had in public school the past two weeks! Baby steps.
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    Same thing my daughter has bipolar , fetal alcohol effects, physical and intellectual delays. I never imagined I would be homeschooling her. There just doesn't seem anyway around it, however the last few weeks we have been using this program and supplemental work I think she has learned a whole lot more than she might be learning in that big class with a group of spec ed kids. I cant believe how far she has come . Hopefully given time you and your child will feel a sense of seeing the light
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    TMI:

    My son has ASD, ADHD, & Mood disorder NOS. His psychiatrist wont diagnoses him with bipolar in his chart because she can justify the medication through his ASD and ASD has less of a stigma. To add to our interesting and complicated life I have bipolar w/psychosis, ED NOS, OCD, SAD and anxiety. My husband has bipolar,SAD and OCD. So any given day can be "fun" and require emergency appointments. Our week is filled with doctors, therapists, specialists, and he goes to karate 3x a week that is good with SN. Some days become reading or netflix days. My son and I are on antipsychotics along with other medications for bipolar. Stability is a careful line each of us walk


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    I hope this year is filled with more stability and less anxiety for all of you and your children.
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    I have a son with schizo-affective disorder that we virtual school at the moment. He is 17. I have been debating pulling him out to join his sisters here in T4L. I also am using T4L with my ADHD (7), ASD with borderline intellectual functioning (8), and gifted (10) daughters. We are in PA, which is more restrictive than some, so it is interesting homeschooling with such a variety of issues. I would be happy to compare notes on working with my son at home, if you ever want to.

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