My son wasn't given the same opportunity in public school. They taught him how to read using a lot of picture symbols and when I took that symbols away...he's lost. He's only 2 years old when he learned the alphabets and numbers by himself.. when he's 4 he's already reading simple words but when he entered school... he seems to stop learning but just following... he's like a puppet molding him like everybody else. They taught him how to use the calculator to add simple math problems probably because they think he can't do it and it is easier but it's not.
I am so happy he's back! In few months I've been teaching him non-stop until now. I can see that he's more confident in reading, math (no calculator LOL) and writing. He's been talking more and happy. When I registered him last week for services like Speech therapy and Adapted Physical Education from his old school, he doesn't want to come out from the car. He said, he wants to be homeschooled, and I explained that it's only for ST and APE and he smiled. He knows that I will wait for him until he's done.
"If the child cannot learn in the way we teach...we must teach in the way the child can learn."