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Special Needs / Learning Disabilities

To be honest, this question is somewhat outside our realm of experience.We can say many kids are labeled “learning disabled,” when the reality is they simply don’t learn well in a large classroom using textbooks. Don’t just take the school’s word for it and assume you have to do something special. Sometimes all your child needs is for you to take time to understand how they learn, and teach accordingly.

For those children who truly do have unique challenges, a number of resources are available. (Home Schooling a Special Needs child, NATHHAN’s website, others)

The most common disabilities are dyslexia, autism and neurological disorders. Families facing these and other problems have experienced great success at home. Public schools use a mainstream approach of peer integration. Too often they think if the child spends more time 'observing normal children,' they’ll soon emulate them. This is dangerously true! Learning-challenged children are given speech therapy, special reading centers or tutoring, but the bulk of their day is spent with 30+ children.

However, homeschool families have experienced great achievement in this area. The home environment alone provides kids with one-on-one academic focus and physical training in life skills that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. But the most thorough support comes from the foundation of a loving, caring family whose commitment level far exceeds that of any outside support. You know your child best and can give him what he needs. Don’t compromise the true education you can provide with all the resources for measured progress available to you. Though most curricula are not geared to challenged learners, families have seen accomplishment in applying nearly any curriculum because of their diligence and commitment, the same traits required for any successful home school endeavor. Others have gone before you—more support resources are available to homeschool families with a learning-disabled child than government options. Take advantage of these and get the tools you need to succeed!

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Related Links
Center for Neuro Development
Bay Shore School & Educational
A website with resources for special needs families.
NATTHAN National Challenged Homeschoolers
Christian Families Homeschooling Special Needs Children
Charles Schwab - Dyslexia Adults Link
Bright Ideas for Dyslexia
from Susan Barton
Dianne Craft website
Homeschooler's Guide to PDP
OHEN answers some questions about homeschoolers with disabilities and IEP/PDP
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1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk
1st edition from Future Horizons
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
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Resources for Changing Lives
by Edward Welch
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
$2.79
Asperger Syndrome
by Michael R. Emlet
from New Growth Press
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
$2.79
Autism and its Medical Management
by Michael Chez
1st edition from Jessica Kingsley Publishers
for Adult
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Autistic Spectrum
by Lorna Wing, M.D.
1st edition from Ulysses Press
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Babies With Down Syndrome
2nd edition
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Bilingual Family
by Edith Harding-Esch, Philip Riley
2nd edition from Cambridge University
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Blame It on the Brain?
Resources for Changing Lives
by Edward Welch
from P&R Publishing
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
$9.09 $9.00 (2 in stock)
Children with Tourette Syndrome
by Tracy Haerle
from Woodbine House
for Adult
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Developing Talents
by Kate Duffy, Temple Grandin
Updated, Expanded Edition from Autism Asperger Publishing Company
for Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Driven to Distraction
by Edward M. Hallowell
from Touchstone
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Dyslexia Training Program Schedule IIIA - Student's Book
from Educators Publishing Service
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
$7.50
Dyslexia Training Program Schedule IIIB - Student's Book
from Educators Publishing Service
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
$7.50
Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome
2nd edition from Woodbine House
for Adult
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Fine Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome
by Maryanne Bruni
from Woodbine House
for Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Gift of Dyslexia
by Eldon M. Braun, Ronald D. Davis
from Perigee Books
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
$16.95
Gifted Children at Home
by Janice Baker, Kathleen Julicher, Maggie S. Hogan
2nd edition from Bright Ideas Press
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Home Schooling Children with Special Needs
by Sharon Hensley
3rd edition from Pleasant Word
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
Homeschooling the Challenging Child
by Christine M. Field
from Broadman & Holman
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
$14.95
How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and on to Learning
by Carol Barnier
from Emerald Books
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
$13.50
It Takes Two to Talk
by Elaine Weitzman, Jan Pepper
3rd edition from Hanen Centre Publication
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses
by John Taylor Ph.D.
from Future Horizons
for 2nd-6th grade
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Learning Disabilities: A to Z
by Corinne Smith, Lisa Strick
1st edition from Free Press
for Preschool-Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Learning in Spite of Labels
by Joyce Herzog
from Joyce Herzog
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
London Eye Mystery
by Siobhan Dowd
Reprint from Yearling
for 4th-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$6.79
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills
by Judith R. Birsh, Ed.D.
2nd edition from Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
for Adult
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Parenting Your ADHD Child
by Rita Jamison
from New Growth Press
Parenting Resources for
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
$2.79
Parents' Guide to Raising a Gifted Child
by James Alvino
Reprint from Ballantine Books
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Phonics Pathways
by Dolores G. Hiskes
10th edition from Jossey-Bass
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Miscellaneous Phonics (Location: B09-01A)
$21.00 (3 in stock)
Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
by Catherine E. Snow, M. Susan Burns, Peg Griffin
1st edition from National Academy Press
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Right to Read
from Remedium CC
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Same Lake, Different Boat
by Stephanie O. Hubach
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Smart but Scattered
1st edition from Guilford Press
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
$17.95 $12.57 (1 in stock)
Too Wise to Be Mistaken, Too Good to Be Unkind
by Cathy Steere
from Grace & Truth Books
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
What Is Dyslexia?
by Alan M. Hultquist
from Jessica Kingsley Publishers
for Adult
in Special Needs / Learning Disabilities (Location: B11-03A)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
When Love Is Not Enough
by Nancy L. Thomas
Updated & Expanded from Families By Design
for Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Your Special Needs Child
by Stephen Viars
from New Growth Press
Resources for Medical & Psychiatric Issues for
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
$2.79