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Our Educational Consultants can help you choose curriculum, make lesson plans, create transcripts, navigate college entrance exams, find the right program for your student with special needs, and so much more!

HSLDA’s three Educational Consultant teams each focus on a particular area of homeschooling: preK–8th, high school, and special needs. They’re all committed to helping you provide the home education that’s just right for your child.

If you’re an HSLDA member, you can contact an Educational Consultant here!

Yes, and often parents find that the homeschool setting allows their children to thrive! There are many resources available—from diagnostic testing and specialized curriculum to supportive or therapeutic services and more. HSLDA’s Special Needs Consultants are available to assist members with questions and support.

Membership dues are $135/year, $14/month, or $1,500 for lifetime membership. One membership covers your entire family: parents/guardians and all children of whom you are the parent or legal guardian. There are no additional charges when you consult with our attorneys or Educational Consultants—it’s all included!

A special discount is available for military members, first responders, pastors, and missionaries.

To learn more about membership, click here.

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.

Suddenly Home with a Child Who Has Special Needs | Ep. 38

Join HSLDA educational consultants Kristy Horner, Faith Berens, and Dr. Carol Brown for a conversation about special needs services—with a twist!

What Services Do HSLDA’s Special Needs Consultants Provide?

Did you know HSLDA’s Special Needs Educational Consultants offer personalized homeschool guidance to our member families? Identify your child’s learning challenges. Create an individualized Student Education Plan. Find accommodations or therapy.

Carol Becker

Carol Becker was an author, speaker, and team leader for HSLDA’s High School Educational Consultants from 2014-2022. She homeschooled both her children, started two homeschool co-ops, and tutored students from middle school through community college.

The Three R’s of Homeschooling through High School

Learn the basics of homeschooling through high school with HSLDA’s consultants. Gather wisdom and practical experience with homeschool veterans.

Covid Crisis and Established Homeschoolers | Ep. 39

Just because you’re already homeschooling doesn’t mean the structure of your family’s days and weeks hasn’t been turned upside down because of COVID-19.

Combat Cabin Fever! Tips for Fun Family Activities | Ep. 37

Are your kids feeling restless, bored, and frustrated right now? Are YOU feeling restless, bored, and frustrated? These are the symptoms—and the diagnosis is cabin fever!

Tips for Getting Organized for Your School Year

What’s your organizational challenge? Join HSLDA’s educational consultants as they offer tips, resources, and empowering, creative solutions to the most common homeschool-and-life organizing challenges!

Faith Berens, MEd

Faith Berens, MEd, is an educational consultant, evaluator, and reading specialist with over 15 years of teaching experience. She’s also a homeschool mom and team leader for HSLDA’s Special Needs Educational Consultants.

Heather Frommack

Heather was the program manager for HSLDA’s Educational Consultants from 2018-2022. She is a speaker, teacher, writer, and a 19-year veteran homeschooling momma, having graduated three of her five children on to college and beyond.

The College Admissions Process from a Homeschool Perspective | Ep. 14

Vetting college option and navigating the application process can be tricky—but HSLDA’s high school consultants are here with tips to help!