special needs resources

General Resources

BOOKS
Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner – Kathy Kuhl
Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child
– Cheryl Swope
Managing the Homeschool Teaching Day with a Struggling Learner
– Pam Gates
Homeschooling and Loving It! Create Your Best Homeschooling Year Ever
– Rebecca Kochenderfer
An Insider’s Guide to Successful Science Fair Projects
– Felice Gerwitz
Teaching A Child with Special Needs at Home and At School:  Strategies and Tools that Really Work
– Judith B. Munday
Home Schooling Children with Special Needs
– Sharon C. Hensley
The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling
– Debra Bell
A Special Kind of Love: For Those Who Love Children with Special Needs
– Susan Titus Osborn, Janet Lynn Mitchell
Brain Gym:  Simple Activities for Whole Brain Learning
– Paul E. Dennison, Gail E. Dennison
Brain Gym:  Teacher’s Edition
– Paul E. Dennison, Gail E. Dennison
Smart Moves:  Why Learning is Not All in Your Head
– Carla Hannaford
Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and other Neurological Disorders
– Robert Melillo
Developing Students’ Multiple Intelligences
– Kristen Nicholson-Nelson – published by Scholastic
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
– Thomas Armstrong
You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences
– Thomas Armstrong
In Their Way:  Discovering and Encouraging your Child’s Multiple Intelligences
– Thomas Armstrong

WEBSITES
HSLDA Struggling Learners  hslda.org/strugglinglearner
Dianne Craft Learning System  diannecraft.org
National Association for Child Development  nacd.org
Learn Differently  learndifferently.com

Resources by Topic

ADD/ADHD

WEBSITES
ADHD or Active Child? adhdoractivechild.com
Westfield Academy Top 10 Teaching Tips for Children with ADD/ADHD westfieldacademy.org
Dianne Craft diannecraft.org
Homeschool Central homeschoolcentral.com
The Block Center blockcenter.com
Equipping Minds equippingminds.com
The Family Hope Center familyhopecenter.com

ATTACHMENT/ADOPTION

BOOKS
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to your Adoptive Family – Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross
I Love You Rituals – Becky A. Bailey
Theraplay:  Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Therapy – Phyllis B. Booth
Games and Activities for Attaching with your Child – Deborah D Gray, Megan Clarke
Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child – Deborah Gray

AUTISM - ASPERGER

BOOKS
Sensory Integration and the Young Child – Jean Ayres
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder – Carol Kranowitz
Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments – Brenda Smith Miles, Jack Southwick
Upsidedown Brilliance – Linda Silverman
Asperger Syndrome: A Guide For Educators and Parents – Brenda Smith Miles, Richard Simpson
WEBSITES
Wrightslaw wrightslaw.com
Model Me Kids modelmekids.com

AUTISM

BOOKS
Autism – Stephanie Marohn
Children with Autism – Michael Powers
Children with Starving Brains – Jaquelyn McCandless
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs – Sharon Hensley  almadenvalleychristianschool.com
Recovery Against All Odds – Kristi Chrysler
Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families – Sandra L. Harris, Beth A. Glasberg
The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program – Mark Sundberg
SOFTWARE
Rethink Ed rethinked.com
WEBSITES
Autism Today autismtoday.com
Autism Speaks autismspeaks.org
Parents Rearing & Educating Autistic Children in Christian Homes groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/PREACCH/info
Skills Global skillsforautism.com
Teach2Talk teach2talk.com
Do 2 Learn do2learn.com

AUDITORY PROCESSING DYSFUNCTION

BOOKS
Brain Integration Therapy for Children – Dianne Craft
WEBSITES
Advanced Brain Technologies advancedbrain.com
Samonas samonas.com

A STRUGGLING RIGHT BRAIN LEARNER

BOOKS
Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child – Jeffrey Freed, Laurie Parsons
WEBSITE
Dianne Craft diannecraft.org

DOWN SYNDROME

BOOKS
Teaching Reading To Children With Down Syndrome – Patricia Logan Oelwein  woodbinehouse.com
Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners: Strategies and Materials – DeAnna Horstmeier
Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals – Libby Kumin
Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down syndrome:  A Guide for Parents and Professionals – Maryann Bruni
Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome:  A Guide for Parents and Professionals – Patricia C. Winders
Whole Child Reading:  A Quick Start Guide to Teaching Students with Down Syndrome and Other Developmental Delays – Natalie Hale
Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond but Don’t React Method – David Stein
WEBSITES
National Association for Down Syndrome nads.org
Woodbine House woodbinehouse.com

DYSGRAPHIA

BOOKS
Teaching Your Special Needs Student – Judith B. Munday – learn@helpinschool.net or 757-482-5709
The Student Education Plan – Judith B. Munday – learn@helpinschool.net or 757-482-5709
Brain Integration Therapy Manual – Dianne Craft
Handwriting Without Tears Manual – Jan Olsen  lwtears.com
WEBSITE
Dianne Craft diannecraft.org

DYSLEXIA

BOOKS
Dyslexia 101 – Marianne Sunderland
The Dyslexic Advantage – Brock L. Eide and Fernette F. Eide
The Source for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia – Regina Richard – Lingui Systems Publishers, 800-776-4332
Overcoming Dyslexia – Sally Shaywitz
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs – Sharon Hensley
Learning in Spite of Labels – Joyce Herzog
The LCP Solution: The Remarkable Nutritional Treatment for ADHD, Dyslexia & Dyspraxia – Jacqueline Stordy
At Last! A reading Method for every Child – Mary Pecci onlinereadingteacher.com
Recipe for Ready – Nina Traub
SOFTWARE
Natural Reader naturalreaders.com
Nuance nuance.com
Kurzweil Education kurzweiledu.com
CURRICULUM
Barton Reading & Spelling System bartonreading.com
WEBSITES
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia dys-add.com
Lexercise lexercise.com
Homeschooling with Dyslexia homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com
Learning Ally learningally.org
Slingerland Institute for Literacy slingerland.org
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities smartkidswithld.org
The Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation schwabfoundation.org
Homeschool Central homeschoolcentral.com
International Dyslexia Association dyslexiaida.org
Secret Stories thesecretstories.com
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity dyslexia.yale.edu
All About Learning Press allaboutlearningpress.com

GIFTED CHILDREN

BOOKS
Twice Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching and Counseling Gifted Students – Beverly Trail
Perfectionism: What is so Bad about Being Good – Miriam Adderholdt, Jan Goldberg
Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students – Todd Stanley
Coping for Capable Kids: Strategies for Parents, Teachers and Students – LeoNora Cohen, Erica Frydenburg
Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents and Adults – Michael M. Piechowski, Susan Daniels
A Collection of Math Lessons from Grades 1 through 3 – Marilyn Burns, Bonnie Tank
The Good Time Math Event Book – Marilyn Burns
Developing Students’ Multiple Intelligences – Kristen Nicholson-Nelson, published by Scholastic
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom – Thomas Armstrong
You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences – Thomas Armstrong
In Their Way:  Discovering and Encouraging your Child’s Multiple Intelligences – Thomas Armstrong

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

BOOKS
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs – Sharon Hensley almadenvalleychristianschool.com
When Slow Is Fast Enough – Joan Goodman
God’s Special Child – Donna Adee
Slow and Steady Get Me Ready – June Oberlander

SENSORY PROCESSING DYSFUNCTION

BOOKS
The Out-Of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder – Carol Stock Kranowitz
The Out-Of-Sync Child Has Fun:  Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder – Carol Stock Kranowitz
Sensory Integration and the Young Child – Jean Ayres
Is Your Child’s Brain Starving? – Michael Lyon
Crazy Makers – Carol Simontacchi
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs – Sharon Hensley

SPEECH DISORDERS

BOOKS
Communicating Partners:  30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late-Talking Children Including Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome and Typical Development – James D. MacDonald
Childhood Speech, Language & Listening Problems – Patricia Hamaguchi
Mouth Madness: Oral Motor Activities for Children – Catherine Orr
The Late Talker: What to Do If Your Child Isn’t Talking Yet – Marilyn C. Agin, Lisa F. Geng, Malcolm Nicholl
Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech – Leslie A. Lindsay
WEBSITES
Watch My Words watchmywords.com
Super Star Speech superstarspeech.com
Woodbine House woodbinehouse.com
Super Duper Publications superduperinc.com
Mommy Speech Therapy mommyspeechtherapy.com
APPS
Articulation Station littlebeespeech.com

VISION IMPAIRED

CURRICULUM
Learning Ally learningally.org
WEBSITES
Homeschooling Your Vision Impaired Child angelfire.com/fl/reading4u/hsingvichild.html