Using The Autism Helper Curriculum for Homeschool

Categories: Curriculum Ideas

I have a special place in my heart for the homeschooling TAH crew out there. We have so many dedicated, enthusiastic parents using TAH Curriculum as a main homeschool curriculum or to supplement and support learning from school. We created the curriculum to be easy to use and I love how this has translated to the home setting. 

Pick a Level

The first step to get started is to pick a level. Our curriculum is broken down into up 6 different levels. Refer to my post from earlier in the summer on the breakdown of the levels. The skill matrix gives an idea of the skills needed to access each level. I’d highly recommend watching the preview videos to get a good idea of what is included. If you really aren’t sure which level to start with – drop a note below and we can reach out to discuss levels or send a sample.

Getting Started

Once you have an idea on level, the next decision is to figure out which subjects you want to cover. This depends on your child and how much time you plan to be dedicating to the curriculum. If you are fully homeschooling and this will be your main curriculum, I’d recommend doing Language Art, Math, Science, and Social Studies to start. This will cover a lot of ground and give a well rounded set of content. If your child is older you could also do Functional Literacy and Functional Math. If you get started with the 4 core subjects and it’s going well, I’d also recommend adding in Reading Comprehension.

If you are using TAH Curriculum to supplement learning in school, I would recommend picking 1-2 subjects to start out. You want to get a good idea of how quickly your child goes through the material and how often you want to add this into your routine. You could do the same subjects every day or alternate between subject areas. 

Structuring a Lesson 

Refer to my post on How to Run a Lesson Using TAH Curriculum. For the homeschool setting, there are a few additional considerations. First you want to figure out your schedule which we touched on above. Are you doing this everyday? Twice a week? For how long? Figure out a rough plan for your schedule. Be open to this changing based on the needs of your child. Maybe you decide to work on this everyday from 1pm – 2pm but after a few days you see this is too long for your child. Then, switch it up! Next, set up your homeschool location. I’d recommend picking a specific area in your home and only using it for school work. Make this an area that is relatively free from distractions. Get set up ahead of time. Organize the curriculum materials, supplies, etc. Have toys or items for a break nearby. Use a mini schedule to show the order of activities.

Reach out for support

If you are a homeschooling parent, I highly recommend you join our free Autism Helper Network and join our Parents Group. If you are using TAH Curriculum with more than 1 child to homeschool, Curriculum Access – our subscription curriculum –  may be a good option for you. Reach out to see if it would be a good fit.

Get Started with The Autism Helper Curriculum: 

Curriculum Access

This subscription-based program was designed specifically for schools. Don’t know where to start? Need help asking your administration to invest in this platform for your classroom? No worries! Our team can schedule a live demo with your school administrators to show them all of the functional, evidence-based aspects of this differentiated, leveled curriculum! You can also use our “Ask Your Admin” email-template, or send them this download to get the conversation about Curriculum Access rolling!

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The Autism Helper Curriculum is available in 7 subjects: Functional Literacy, Functional Math, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, & Reading Comprehension. Each subjects is available in up to 6 different levels. You can purchase subject levels individually, or in a money-saving bundle from our shop! This curriculum is currently used by thousands of educators and homeschooling parents from across the globe. It covers the instructional needs for students working on early childhood and elementary level skills.

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