Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Maryland-Based Researchers on Food Allergies and Homeschooling

Milton Gaither over at Homeschool Research Notes posted about the following study: Bollinger, et al., “The Impact of Food Allergy on the Daily Activities of Children and their Families” in Annals of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology 96, no. 3 (March 2006): 415-421. (abstract available here)

According to this study, 10% of their sample of children with allergies, are homeschooled because of their allergies. I'd love to see more on this topic. Our children happen to have food allergies but those allergies never figured into our decision to homeschool.

I wonder how many homeschooling families who have children with allergies fall into each camp. Do they homeschool because of allergies, or homeschool and just happen to have allergies. Homeschooling certainly makes your life easier if you have to deal with food allergies.

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