Special Needs Curriculum Vendors
Curriculum for homeschooling special needs and learning disabled children. Unless otherwise noted, I have no affiliation with these vendors. I have posted them here for your convenience.
Special Needs Homeschooling Resources
by Sharon Hensley
• Do you have a child with a learning problem, and you feel apprehensive about teaching him at home?
• Do you need help locating the best resources for home schooling your child with special needs?
• Do you find yourself confused and intimidated by the professional jargon related to special education?
• Do you struggle with discouragement related to your child’s progress in learning?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, “Home Schooling Children with Special Needs,” will help you.
• You’ll gain confidence to teach your child at home.
• You’ll find resources and guidelines for planning an effective home school program.
• You’ll learn to understand the vocabulary and ideas that you need to make good decisions for your child.
• You’ll discover emotional strength and learn to identify the attitudes that support effective teaching.
Learning Abled Kids’ Poll Data Results
Sandy’s Master’s Degree Project focused on homeschooling children with specific learning disabilities. You will find statistical data stemming from informal polls listed on Homeschooling Listservs.
Academic Therapy Publications
Publishers of High Noon Books which feature high interest/low level readers developed for students who are reading below their age level, but who prefer more age appropriate subject matter.
A unique developmental program, aimed at the inculcation of basic skills, which are necessary for school entry, for sustained achievement at school, and to overcome learning disabilities.
Barton Reading & Spelling System
Step by step, we teach you the unique methods and sequence of teaching reading, spelling, and writing used by professionals in dyslexia clinics.
Bella Luna Toys
For every Doctor’s Suitcase sold, Bella Luna Toys will donate $5 to the Hydrocephalus Association.
A place for folks who care for young children or children with special needs.
Child 1st Publications
We are Bob and Sarah Major. We launched the Child1st website out of our desire to share with other teachers some of the teaching tools we have found to be very effective with children who struggle in traditional classrooms, or with traditional teaching approaches.
Down Syndrome Education International
Down Syndrome Issues and Information is a unique range of practical and informative books offering comprehensive information about development, education and adult living for people with Down syndrome. Samples available.
Golden Educational Center
The materials are developed in an easy-to-read and use format. We strive to make every activity visually simple for students. This helps not only the students that have visual discrimination difficulties, but all students.
Hands on Tasks and Ideas for Special Education
Activities designed to build & develop basic skills for children and adults who may be challenged by learning and developmental disorders.
Learning Abilities Books
Explore children’s books, lesson plans, and other educational resources for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers with regular and special education children in Pre-K through 5th grades.
Playtime is Science for Children with Disabilities
A curriculum that aims to increase the ability of teachers, staff and parents to motivate and empower students with disabilities in grades K – 4 to develop science skills, build on their strengths, and develop confidence and skills in science.
Provides a reading strategy that combines teacher modeling, repeated reading and progress monitoring to remediate fluency problems and accelerate the reading achievement of struggling readers.
Specializes in developing materials for students whose skill levels are significantly below grade level.
A homeschool program which will allow children with special needs to have their specific needs addressed and also avoid many obstacles that they would face in a traditional classroom.
The Struggling Reader
The Struggling Reader provides real help for all children learning to read, but especially those who may be struggling. Guided by the landmark National Reading Panel report and current research, these materials were developed by reading specialists who homeschool their own children, Dr. William Eckenwiler and Kristen Eckenwiler.
We love making creative, colorful educational materials that you and your children will love. (Believe it or not, we have as much fun making them as your kids will have learning with them!)
Curriculum specifically geared toward teaching special needs children developed by a homeschool Mom of an Autistic child.
by Neon Tiki Tribe
For your Android device. Free with Underground Apps.Our 12 stories are finished, and designed to empower children on the subject such as: Bullying, Internet Safety, Sportsmanship, Fire Safety, Perseverance, Family Literacy, Honesty, Boredom, Listening to your Parent’s Advice, Environmental Responsibility, Stranger Danger, Body Image (More due out this year!).
We have the only book “series” in America using a font called DYSLEXIE (see at dyslexiefont.com). This is a patented, award winning font from the Netherlands (See TED X Fulton Street Speech by Christian Boer) that was designed to help kids with dyslexia but is almost unnoticeable to the average reader, meaning all children might be able to read the same books!
Verticy has two educational options: The first is a complete homeschool curriculum that includes all subjects. Don’t need a full curriculum? Verticy also offers intervention programs (supplemental curriculum) for reading, writing or math.
Watch My Words
A helpful for resource for children who are homeschooled, specifically those with autism, Down Syndrome, children with apraxia, or children with general speech/language delays.
An individualized on-line interactive spelling tool that improves a child’s spelling ability. “I fell in love with the little girl I adopted and I watched her struggle to learn.”
Wolfpack specializes in creating and producing social skills readers, educational software, character education books and inclusion resources to assist teachers and at-risk, special needs students.