Favorite Resources for Homeschooling Children with Learning Disabilities: Resources selected by Angela O’Shaughnessy.
Angela has lots of experience homeschooling children who learn differently. She is a long-time homeschool mom and friend of the 7Sisters.
Angela’s top general resource recommendations for learning difficulties:
Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World, by Jeffrey Freed: ADD is mentioned in subtitle, but this is a fantastic resource with all kinds of helpful strategies for all kinds of learning issues. I can’t say enough good about it.
Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook, by Joan Harwell. Big book, chock full of all kinds of useful information for all ages.
Homeschooler’s Guide for Learning Problems: Practical Tips for Daily Succcess, by Jill Dixon: Lives up to its title. Order from Rainbow Resource.com.
Teaching Tips and Techniques: Help for the Homeschooling Parent, by Kathryn Stout: Find it at DesignAStudy.com or Amazon.com. Lots of helpful ideas.
Social Skills for Children, by Vicki Tillman MA. Ten skills that give children confidence when dealing with other people.
How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and on to Learning, by Carol Barnier
Learning Outside the Lines, by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole, This book is written by two non-Christian college students, both of whom having learning disabilities and have attended an Ivy League college. HEADS UP: They use profanity freely. I choose to look past it, because I think they have some really good suggestions, especially for high schoolers and college students.
NCLD.org: National Center for Learning Disabilities
Here are 10 tips for homeschooling a child with ADHD.
Resources for struggling readers in high school.
Bonus for those living in Delaware and the Tristate area: Delaware Vision Academy: Dr. Don Blackburn is a caring, knowledgeable, meticulous optometrist who offers vision therapy. Some children see perfectly, but may have other issues with tracking, teaming or processing.