Help with Special Needs
This page focuses on the special-needs resources you will find on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Its goal is to help you find resources to help your child excel. Remember that ALL lessons on SchoolhouseTeachers.com are self-paced, which means you and your child determine the pace.
Special Needs Educational Consultant, Judi Munday, has put together a 19-part program to help those with children who have special needs, be it language delays or deficits, dyslexia, or difficulty with math. She provides practical solutions and helpful tips for choosing curriculum and modifying and adapting instruction. An explanation of the skills of learning—acquiring, organizing, storing, and retrieving information—and where possible breakdowns may occur along the path is helpful for those who are seeking to understand the best course of action to facilitate their child’s success. The following list is a brief overview of Judi’s lessons, which can also be found on her Special Needs course page.
When Your Child Continues to Struggle
The Student Education Plan as a Guide
Writing Short-Term Goals for Your Student’s Education Plan
Choosing Curriculum Materials
Modifying and Adapting Instruction, Part One and Two
Modifications for Your Special Needs Learner
Language-Based Learning Disabilities
- Acquiring Information
- Organizing Information
- Retrieving Information, Part One and Two
- Struggling Readers
- Struggling with Math
- Struggling Writers, Part One and Two
Teaching Reading to Students with Dyslexia: Part One, Two and Three
Testing and the Homeschooled Student with Special Needs
Strengthening Behavioral and Social Skills helps kids answer questions like, “How do you know what someone is feeling?” and “How can you tell what things are appropriate to say?” This collection of twelve printable games, activities, and resources to help kids learn why people sometimes act a certain way and the best ways for them to respond.
You Can Homeschool Your Special Needs Child is an article series, written by the mom of a special needs child, that is designed to encourage parents that they, too, can homeschool their special needs child and that they, in turn, can encourage and fuel their physical, mental, social, and spiritual development.
Your Child’s Learning Style is a series of articles designed to help you identify and understand your child’s preferred learning style so that you can teach to his or her strengths and find creative approaches you can use to tackle weaknesses. Come discover new ways of helping your children excel!
Special Needs Trenches: This is a series of articles by the mother of a boy dealing with the volatile combination of autism, Tourette’s syndrome, and puberty. Its purpose is to encourage you, share with you, and remind you of God’s faithful love no matter how dark the day is you are going through. Read articles from the
Homeschooling Through the Rough Spots: If you are struggling with life-threatening changes or simply the day-to-day struggles of life, Nancy would like to come alongside you and encourage you with this series of Homeschooling Through the Rough Spots articles. Let her show you that it is possible to reach the other side in victory.
Kinetic Connections: If you have a child who learns best with a very hands-on approach, check out these Kinetic Connections articles by Edwina Moody that explore math, science, reading, history, and more.
Homeschooling Your Extra-Special Blessing: In this webinar, Heather Laurie from SpecialNeedsHomeschooling.com, spoke on “Thinking About Homeschooling Your Special Needs Child,” Matthew Newell, the director of The Family Hope Center, gave a vendor workshop and answered questions from families during a special Schoolhouse Expo Encore Event, and Dianne Craft, the developer of Child Diagnostics, spoke on “Does Your Child Have a Learning Glitch…Or Is He Just a Late Bloomer?”
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Reading Remedies: Each month, Dr. Matthew Glavach shares resources and tips to help you encourage your young or struggling reader. Listening to an expressive, meaning-filled voice can draw students into the magic of reading. Many of his programs are content-area based to help students build rich vocabulary and learn to read clusters of words that share common elements. Dr. Glavach provides lessons for different learning styles, not simply one option for all students to use. This helps each student improve using their own personal learning style, which encourages the student to continue as they see the progress they are making.
Visit the Reading Remedies page for a complete list and description of the units included in Dr. Glavach’s class.
Special Families with Special Needs is a series of articles designed to help and encourage parents of children with special needs. This series speaks to topics including self-care, marriage, how to start a special needs group, what every special needs family wishes you knew, and more.
Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders is a series of articles that enables parents to better understand their children’s sensory processing disorders (SPDs) and set them up to succeed instead of fail. It looks at what SPDs are and are not and how parents can help children excel, as well as offering plenty of encouragement for parents along the way.
Video-Based Lessons: If your child learns best with video-based lessons, please take a look at our Course Components page. You’ll also find information regarding video lessons on the introductory page for each class.