The recent increased awareness of special needs has been matched with increased availability of resources and curriculum for children with special needs. While homeschooling any child comes with some challenges, homeschooling a child with special needs does not need to carry additional, overwhelming challenges. We have made the following list of books and curriculum providers that will answer your questions, address your needs, and direct you to further learning on your specific circumstances.
Books to Read:
- The Way They Learn by Cynthia Tobias (a book on learning styles)
- How Your Child Learns Best by Judy Willis, MD, MEd
- Helping Children Overcome Learning Difficulties by Jerome Rosner
- Home Schooling Children with Special Needs by Sharon Hensley
- Mislabeled Child, Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources – and Solutions – for Children’s Learning Challenges by Brock Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D.
- How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child’s Potential by Joel H. Warshowsky
- Talkers, Walkers and Doers: Unlocking your Child’s Unique Learning Style by Cheri Fuller
- CurrClick has many e-books and products with special needs in mind.
- The Learning House has many resources for special needs and learning disabilities, both curriculum items as well as books of encouragement for the parents.
- Canadian Home Education Resources has many wonderful resources, including a large selection of books of practical help and encouragement for special needs families.
- Cornerstone Learning Resources is another excellent supplier of books on the topic of special needs.
- Time 4 Learning: This is a multi-media, online curriculum that uses speech to text, shorter lessons, un-timed tests and so on to help give students with special needs the individualized learning opportunities that they need to thrive.
- Academic Therapy Publications has a wide-range of resources available from testing and evaluation resources to a great looking series of high-interest, low-difficulty readers.
- Flag House: A brilliant catalogue website that offers educational, and therapeutic games, toys and equipment to assist you and your child.
- School Specialty: More incredible items for your home classroom to make staying focused and getting the learning done easier for your special needs student.
- Toys, Tools, and Treasures also sells therapeutic toys and equipment, and their website has this helpful article about occupational therapy which defines some otherwise confusing terminology. Very helpful.
- And, as always, visit the HSLDA website for our Resources page for an extensive list of curriculum providers.