Homeschooling the Learning Disabled
A child who appears to have learning disabilities does not have to be dismissed as unabled to learn. This child is simply differently-abled, requiring a different approach to education that conventional schooling may not offer. Here are some resources to help you get started, or to keep you encouraged in your journey. Note that I have no affiliation or ties with the sites mentioned and they are here as reference alone. It is every parent’s responsibility to check all sources and verify all claims.
- dysTalk: Helping your child learn better. Launched in September 2008, dysTalk is an information-sharing social enterprise devised by Will Orr-Ewing and Josh Pull for families with learning needs. dysTalk is separated into online and offline components. Offline, it is a video lecture series featuring top professionals in the learning difficulties world. Online, you get a wealth of resources, useful links, and a forum for parents to pursue ideas and continue their discussions.
- Learning Abled Kids: Learning Abled Kids is a resource and support site designed to provide families with information, curriculum resources, and tools to help you teach your bright child with learning issues at home. You’ll find information about reading disabilities, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), ADD, ADHD, homeschool curriculum recommendations, tools for teaching and learning, and a whole lot more.
- Dyslexia Online: This site is maintained by Dr. Harold Levinson, and is dedicated to resolving the traditional misconceptions of dyslexia and related attention deficit and anxiety disorders.
- The Resource Room:Free-spirited structured multisensory learning Has a site for homeschooling gifted/LDs
- Uniquely Gifted: Resources for Gifted Children with Special Needs(ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities (LD), Asperger Syndrome, etc.) Compiled by Meredith G. Warshaw, Special Needs Educational Advisor. This is an incredibly RICH resource list that can be overwhelming for a first time visitor. First time user should visit here for a quick introduction.
- NATHHAN (National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network) Christian Families Homeschooling Special Needs Children. Lots of stuff for educating special needs children, curriculum advice, articles and testimonies, etc.
- Bridgeway Academy: Homeschool programmes and curricula for home education, including specially tailored education programmes for children with learning disabilities. Buy the curriculum outright or sIgn up with the school. They supply internationally.
- The International Dyslexia Association: Non-profit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability, dyslexia as well as related language-based learning differences. It is the oldest such organization in the U.S. serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field.
- Christian Kind: Compassionate Support,Christ-Centered Hope A Christian website supporting adults and children who may have ADHD ADD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Tourette’s Syndrome, Asperger’s, Autism, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Go through the menu and check out resources for education and guides and how-tos for homeschooling special needs children.