What is Roadschooling?
Have you ever wanted to just drop everything and travel long term with your kids? To just live in an RV with your family and travel the country as part of your schooling for the year? A lot of families have started roadschooling, although the length of time and method of travel can vary.
Roadschooling is a growing trend among homeschoolers, and for good reason, as it provides once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities. But is it possible to roadschool when you have kids with special needs?
My guest for this episode is Shelly Moorehouse, of Family Adventure For All. She is an experienced roadschooler and special needs mama who helps homeschool families learn how to become full time roadschoolers--whether they have special needs kids or not.
On this episode, you will hear about her fun experiences with roadschooling with her husband and teenage daughter with autism. Shelly also shares lessons she learned on how to teach kids to be flexible while traveling, yet at the same time have some predictability in their schedule. You'll also learn about the resources that Shelly makes available on her website.
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
Home Speech Home online speech therapy (so you can take therapy on the road with you!)
National Parks System Junior Ranger Program
(This wasn't mentioned in the episode, but the National Parks Service will give free lifetime admission to any person with a permanent disability. Details on how to apply can be found here.)
Connect with Family Adventure for All
Get Shelly's e-book to help you save your sanity while traveling. She has kindly offered it to Flamingo Feathers listeners at a discount. Just enter FLAMINGO15 at checkout to get 15% off.
Other Episodes Mentioned In This Episode
Information on our fully integrated dance studio (and how to contact them if you'd like info on how to start one of your own!)
Teaching kids with Down syndrome how to read and write well