153 results for   Category: Special Needs

HSLDA understands that private therapeutic services can add up quickly. And we know that you are committed to providing the best education possible for your child no matter the cost.

That’s why HSLDA offers Curriculum Grants to homeschooling families in need of private services. You can learn more and apply for a grant here.

Other local, state, and national organizations also offer assistance to families needing help with private services for their children. If you’re an HSLDA member, feel free to reach out to our Special Needs Consultants for more information.

Tips for Conquering the Fear of Labels

Has your homeschooled child been diagnosed with a disability? Are you concerned about the impact of that label on your child? Disability diagnosis does not have to define your child as a human being! Learn more.

What Are Accommodations? Could They Help My Child Learn?

Matching the appropriate accommodation to your child’s learning need is often the key to their educational success!

Working with a Local Private Special Education Professional

Need help evaluating your child’s functioning levels, adapting homeschool curriculum to special needs, working through tricky behavior issues, monitoring progress, or doing year-end assessments? Try a local special education professional!

Creating a Student Education Plan (SEP) to Meet My Child’s Special Needs

So you’ve decided to homechool your special needs child, and you’re ready for the practical stuff! Here are 5 simple steps to create your child’s Student Education Plan (SEP), the homeschool version of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Considering Homeschooling Your Child with Special Needs?

How can I know if homeschooling is a good fit for my child’s special needs and for my family? What’s it like? What about an IEP? Can I get special education services and therapy while homeschooling? . . .

Is My Child Struggling with a Mild Difficulty or a Learning Disability?

If you have a struggling learner, homeschooling gives you tremendous freedom to adjust their learning experience—but how do you determine their level of need? Read on . . .

How to Choose Curriculum for Your Child with Special Needs

What makes a curriculum more friendly to learners with special needs? Here are 4 ways to identify that curriculum, where to find it, and how to leverage 2 unique tools every parent has to help your kid learn.

How to Adapt Any Curriculum to Your Child’s Special Needs

Did you know you can adapt almost any homeschool curriculum to meet your child’s special needs? Learn how to offer accommodations like supplemental materials or assistive technology—and to adjust the pace, order, or intensity of curriculum.

Beginner’s Guide: Using Assistive Technology in My Homeschool

What is assistive technology (AT)? Could AT help my child learn more easily? How do I know when to use AT? How do I know if it’s the right choice? How do I pay for it? And where can I find it? Read on for answers . . .

What’s an SEP / IEP / ISP?

You’ve decided to homeschool your special needs child. Now you have to figure out the “how”! The questions can be overwhelming, but a homeschool student education plan (SEP) can help you stay organized and focused on what really matters.