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Post  Jeshiko on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:16 am

I had been of the frame of mind that Steiner or Montessori ed. would be a less than ideal choice for kids on the spectrum but a friend Hi if you are reaidng S!) was just telling me that they had heard good things about Steiner and ASD kids and were heading that way with their little one.

Does anyone have any good articles or info on the pros and cons?

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Post  missbee on Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:57 am

Im unfamiliar with Steiner - is it more structured?? Or less?


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Post  teegee on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:12 am

I think Steiner is less structured. DD2 goes to Montessori, and just seeing what they do there, I am thinking that Montessori would have been way better for DD1. It is very structured, and I think she would have done well!!

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Post  missbee on Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:42 am

Yeah Chris thrives on structure and routine. He likes to know what is going on/going to happen in advance.

I dont think there are any steiner or Montessori options for us around here, not close anyway.


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Post  Jeshiko on Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:52 pm

yeah I though montessori sounded more suitable than Steiner. They have some Montessori style play at Mikko's preschool and he is always into the 'pouring' area Laughing Steiner though just sounds like it would be really hard as apparently it involves a lot of imitation at primary level and most ASD kids would struggle wouldn't they?

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Post  Dearna on Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:35 am

We looked at Montessori but I was put off when they said they "reserve the right to limit the number of children with special needs at their schools". Riiiiight.
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Post  teegee on Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:59 am

The Montessori DD2 goes to has 1 special needs kid there already - I figure they don't want more than one at a time because it is hard to manage with all the other kids. I can't recall them saying anything specifically about it though. I think all Montessori schools are independantly owned so they set their own "rules" about these sort of things. I think I do understand where they are coming from...

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Post  Jeshiko on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:19 am

Dearna wrote:We looked at Montessori but I was put off when they said they "reserve the right to limit the number of children with special needs at their schools". Riiiiight.

yeah I am kinda in two very different minds on that one. As a mama to a child with special needs of course one kinda gets one's back up a bit when you hear that but then I have to admit if they accepted my kid I'd prefer it if they didn't have too many kids with higher needs so he didn't miss out on the extra help he will inevitably need.

Is Montessori no-tech like Steiner? anyone know?

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Post  teegee on Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:44 pm

Jeshiko wrote:

Is Montessori no-tech like Steiner? anyone know?

Embarassed DD2 goes to Montessori, but I have no idea Embarassed I don't think they have tech, but I could be mistaken...

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