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:
This is our primary focus. You'll receive phonics, sight words, vocabulary, sentence building and reading comprehension curriculum tailored for nonverbal students.
We believe in a student-directed, multi-modal approach. Our programs teach Proloquo2Go but encourage students to develop their own preferred modalities.
Nonverbal Autism Homeschool believes in exposing students to age-appropriate academics that respects their intellect and makes learning fun.
I know this system works: I used it to teach my son how to read!
My son, Tosh, is 9 years old and has nonverbal autism. Just two years ago, we met Mr. Sims when he was assigned to be Tosh's homeschool EF by our charter school.
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.
Under the direction of Mr. Sims, and with the support and coordination of his ABA providers, Tosh has 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'm not the world's greatest teacher, either. 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 can't wait to 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