Homeschooling Special Education Curriculum Ideas

by DeAnn
(Bentonville, AR)

Homeschooling Special Education Resources

Homeschooling Special Education Resources

Do you homeschool child with learning difficulties? Can you recommend any homeschooling special education resources or materials to this mom?


Hi!
My daughter is in the third grade and currently in a public school. She is receiving special ed, private speech and functions about the level of second grade. What type of curriculum would she need to fit her profile?
Thanks for your help!

If you homeschool a child with learning disabilities or know of any homeschooling special education curriculum or resources - materials that have worked well for you, can you share them with DeAnn? Thanks, Heather

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Nov 05, 2010
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Try The Critical Thinking Co.
by: Anonymous

I'd go to www.criticalthinking.com to review what they have to offer. In particular, I'd start with Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 2 and Building Thinking Skills Level 1.

Oct 02, 2011
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Homeschooling Special Education Curriculum Ideas
by: Anonymous

Hi,
it depends on what your daughter's challenges are in school. I used to teach the Lindamood-Bell programs. Both the Lindamood LiPS program for decoding/encoding (Reading/Spelling) and the Visualizing and Verbalizing for comprehension and expression of written and oral (for both reading and verbal) are superb.
Although the programs were originally developed for children/people with learning difficulties, I used Lindamood method to teach my daughter how to read. And although I do not see their spatial awareness program, I used Phyllis Lindamood's basic ideas to help my daughter learn to write her letters. She's never written her "b" or "d"'s backwards.

The problem with Lindamood-Bell is the cost of their tuition, books, supplies, etc. are very high.

The LiPS program was originally known as Lindamood Auditory Discrimination in Depth - or ADD (an acronym that became problematic). It was developed by Patricia Lindamood who was a speech pathologist. This program is for children/people who, for example, look at a word like "stop" and say "spot." They can tell you the letters they see in the correct order s-t-o-p. But when they say the word again, they still say "spot." They cannot discriminate with their hearing that they've made a mistake. (I compare it to someone who sings off-key) This problem also becomes apparent in their spelling. The Symbol Imagery program is also helpful in visually retaining/remembering words for reading and spelling.

Visualizing and Verbalizing is great for anyone. It was originally developed for children/people whose reading skills are good, but who cannot seem to remember what they've read. The program works on creating mental images for what is read and heard. They start very basic - describing an actual picture they see, then describe what they see for a particular word (like "cat"), then a sentence, then paragraphs. The best way I can think of to sum up the program is to say it's like when you've read a novel and Hollywood makes a movie based on the novel. And you see the movie and say, "that's not the way I pictured the character. He was a tan, tall, muscular man in his thirties with short black hair...."
You most likely did not remember the word description in the novel, but the word description made a distinct image in your mind.

The LiPS book is $130, but you can find used books. Amazon has the older used edition Lindamood Auditory Discrimination in Depth.
The Visualizing Verbalizing book is $59.95
The Seeing Stars book for symbol imagery used to develop good sight word skill is $59.95. But you can research this program and will probably find you can learn enough to do your own program without buying the book.
I would not buy any kits. You can make and find your own supplies. For instance, using your own or buying a Scrabble game at the thriftstore and using letters from the Scrabble game as letter tiles.
Sorry for the lengthy response.

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