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

BOOKS

Driven to Distraction:  Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood to Adulthood– Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey
Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child – Jeffrey Freed, Laurie Parsons
Raising a Left-Brain Child in a Right-Brain World: Strategies for Helping Bright, Quirky, Socially Awkward Children to Thrive at Home and at School – Katharine Beals
The ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self -Confidence, Social Skills and Self-Control – Lawrence E. Shapiro
Heads Up Helping!! Teaching Tips and Techniques for Working with ADD, ADHD and Other Children with Challenges – Melinda L. Boring
Is Your Child Hyperactive? Inattentive? Impulsive? Distractible? Helping the ADD/Hyperactive Child
– Stephen W. Garber, Marianne Daniels Garber, Robyn Freedman Spizman
The Ritalin-Free Child: Managing Hyperactivity & Attention Deficits Without Drugs
 – Diana Hunter
Stop A.D.D. Naturally: Cutting Edge Information on Amino Acids, Brain Function and A.D.D. Behavior – Billie Sahley
Helping Your ADD Child: Hundreds of Practical Solutions for Parents and Teachers of ADD Children and Teens (With or Without Hyperactivity) – John F. Taylor
The ADHD Book of Lists A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders – Sandra Rief
Teaching Teens with ADD and ADHD A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents – Chris Zeigler Dendy
Carbohydrate Addicted Kids Help Your Child or Teen Break Free of Junk Food and Sugar Cravings–for Life! – Richard Heller, Rachel Heller
The Sensory Connection An OT and SLP Team Approach – Nancy Kashman, Janet Mora
How to Get Your Child off the Refrigerator and on to Learning – Carol Barnier
No More Ritalin – Mary Ann Block
The ADHD Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnosis And Effective Treatment – Diane Kennedy
The Parent’s Guide to Attention Deficit Disorders – Stephen B. McCarney, Angela Marie Bauer
Help For Your Hyperactive Child – William Crook
Smart But Feeling Dumb – Harold Levinson
Teaching the Tiger:A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Marilyn Dornbush, Sheryl Pruitt
Crazy Makers: Chapter 4 Feeding Your Child’s Brain – Carol Simontacchi
Homeschooling the Child with ADD or Other Special Needs – Lenore Colacion Hayes
Is Your Child Really ADHD? – Stephen Guffanti

SOFTWARE

Sharper Brain   sharperprograms.com
Play Attention   playattention.com

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
Gifted Development Center  gifteddevelopment.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
Maximum Potential Kids  maximumpotentialkids.com

WEBSITES

Autism Today  autismtoday.com
Autism Speaks  autismspeaks.org
Autism Web  autismweb.com
Parents Rearing & Educating Autistic Children in Christian Homes  groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/PREACCH/info
Skills Global  skillsforautism.com
Social Skill Builder  socialskillbuilder.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

SOFTWARE

Inspiration  inspiration.com/Kidspiration

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
Downsyn  downsyn.com
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 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
Spacejock  spacejock.com/yRead.html
Nuance  nuance.com
Kurzweil Education  kurzweiledu.com

CURRICULUM

Barton Reading & Spelling System  bartonreading.com

WEBSITES

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia  dys-add.com
Abundant Life  mariannesunderland.com
Lexercise  lexercise.com/https://www.lexercise.com
Homeschooling with Dyslexia  homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com
Learning Ally  learningally.org/Parents/Dyslexia-Resources
Slingerland Institute for Literacy  slingerland.org/Home
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities  smartkidswithld.org
Davis Dyslexia Association International  dyslexia.com
The Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation  schwabfoundation.org
LD Online  ldonline.org
Homeschool Central  homeschoolcentral.com
International Dyslexia Association  dyslexiaida.org
Secret Stories  thesecretstories.com
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity  dyslexia.yale.edu/whatisdyslexia.html
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

WEBSITES

Gifted Development Center  gifteddevelopment.com
Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page  hoagiesgifted.org/home_school.htm
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum  giftedhomeschoolers.org

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

WEBSITES

The Communicating Partners Center  jamesdmacdonald.org
Love and Learning  loveandlearning.com
Watch My Words  watchmywords.com
Super Star Speech  superstarspeech.com
Woodbine House  woodbinehouse.com
Label & Learn  labelandlearn.com
Super Duper Publications  superduperinc.com
Linguisystems  linguisystems.com

VISION IMPAIRED

CURRICULUM

Learning Ally  learningally.org
Kester Braille  kesterbraille.com

WEBSITES

Assemblies of God Center for the Blind  blind.ag.org
Homeschooling Your Vision Impaired Child  angelfire.com/fl/reading4u/hsingvichild.html