Special Needs

THSC Recommended Reading, Resources and Support for Families with Special Needs

This is merely an abbreviated list of options.  THSC does not endorse a specific group or organization.  Resources listed below are provided as a starting point for you and your loved one with special needs.  It is for you to determine what is best for your individual situation.  If you have a specific need, please contact us and we will try to provide a resource for your specific situation.

Home Schooling Special Needs

Communication
An Introduction to PECS
pecs.com

Special Needs Curriculum Resource
Firelight Books
K-12 material written on a lower level
firelightbooks.com

Sharon Hensley
(her book Home Schooling Children with Special Needs has various resources of curriculum based on your loved one’s diagnosis/needs)
Home Schooling Children with Special Needs
almadenvalleychristianschool.com

Joyce Herzog
(her book, Learning in Spite of Labels is a general overview of home schooling children with various learning disabilities)
Choosing and Using Curriculum
Learning in Spite of Labels
joyceherzog.com

Homeschooling Special Needs
time4learning.com/homeschool/homeschooling_special_needs.shtml

Darlene Mannix
Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs
Life Skills Activities for Special Children
josseybasseducation.com/our-authors/darlene-mannix

NATHHAN National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network
Christian Families Homeschooling Special Needs Children
nathhan.com

Joseph Porter
Autism and Reading Comprehension
(comes with ready to use lesson plans)

Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
The Way They Learn and Every Child Can Succeed
cynthiatobias.com

Vocabulary Memorization
vocabularycartoons.com

Home Schooling Special Needs by Subject

Bible:

PictureThis! Ministries
picturesmartbible.com

Geography:

Visualize World Geography
visualizeworldgeography.com

Grammar/Language Arts/Spelling:

Analytical Grammar
analyticalgrammar.com

Spelling Wisdom
simplecharlottemason.com

Math:

Math-U-See
(hands-on math program)
mathusee.com

Moving With Math
(hands-on math program)
movingwithmath.com

RightStart Mathematics
(hands-on math program)
rightstartmath.com

Semple Math
(a low level math program)
semplemath.com

Shiller Math
(hands-on math program)
shillermath.com

Teaching Textbooks
(video-based math program)
teachingtextbooks.com

VideoText Interactive Math
(video-based math program)
videotext.com

Reading:

Delightful Reading
simplecharlottemason.com

Memoria Press
memoriapress.com

Real Reading Company, The
realreading.com

Stevenson Reading
stevensonlearning.com

Science:

Apologia  (has lower levels for delayed reading skills)
apologia.com

Spanish:

La Clase Divertida (The FUN Class!)
funclase.com

Unit Studies:

A World of Adventure
learning-adventures.org

FIAR- Five In A Row
fiveinarow.com

KONOS
konos.com 

Sonlight
sonlight.com

Writing:

Handwriting Without Tears
(remedial handwriting program)
hwtears.com

Vendors who offering curriculum or services for Individuals with Special Needs at the THSC Convention

Accountable Kids
accountablekids.com

Demme Learning/Math-U-See
demmelearning.com

Discovery Toys
discoverytoyslink.com/overmiller

HEP Bookstore
hepbookstore.com

Knowledge Box Central
knowledgeboxcentral.com

La Clase Divertida (The FUN Class!) Spanish
funclase.com

Learn Your Way
learnyourway.biz

Little Giant Steps
littlegiantsteps.com

Memoria Press
memoriapress.com

Miller Pads and Paper
millerpadsandpaper.com

P.A.C.E.S.
pacesinfo.org

Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum
pacworks.com

PictureThis! Ministries
picturesmartbible.com

Real Reading Company, The
realreading.com

RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc.
RightStartMath.com

ShatterPoint Entertainment
ShatterPointEntertainment.com

Simply Charlotte Mason
simplycharlottemason.com

Sonlight Curriculum
sonlight.com

Teaching Textbooks
teachingtextbooks.com

Usborne Books & More
greatbooksforreading.com

VideoText Interactive Homeschool Math
videotext.com

Visualize World Geography
visualizeworldgeography.com

YWAMpublishing.com
ywampublishing.com

General Special Needs and Developmental Delays

Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences (3rd Edition)
Linda C. Campbell, Bruce Campbell and Dee Dickinson

Developmental Assessment of Young Children, Second Edition (DAYC-2)

General Help
education.com/topic/child-learning/

Stanley Greenspan
The Child with Special Needs ~ Greenspan and Serena Weider
Emotional Learning Styles ~ Greenspan and Greenspan
stanleygreenspan.com

HELP: 0-3 years (Hawaii Early Learning Profile)
HELP 0-3 is widely recognized as a comprehensive, on-going, family centered curriculum based assessment process for infants and toddlers and their families.

Joyce Herzog
Luke’s Life List
Luke’s School List
joyceherzog.com

The Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs (CCPSN), Second Edition
Nancy M. Johnson-Martin Ph.D., Bonnie J. Hacker M.H.S., OTR/L, Susan M. Attermeier Ph.D., PT

Targeted Resources based on Diagnosis

ADD, ADHD, & “Different” Learners

Tony Buzan
Teach Both Sides of the Brain

Jeffrey Freed
Right Brain Child in a Left Brain World 
Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons
rightbrainedwiz.com

Sandra F. Rief
How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD / ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions

Autism

Dr. Jed Baker
Preparing for Life:  The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome
jedbaker.com

Beth Fouse, PhD
Creating a “Win-Win IEP” for Students with Autism, 2nd edition: A How-to Manual for Parents and Educators

Future Horizons
fhautism.com

Peter Gennaro
Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom
Behavior Solutions In and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom
Beth Aune, Beth Burt &Peter Gennaro

Ellen Notbohm
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism
Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk
ellennotbohm.com

Bryna Siegel
Helping Children with Autism Learn
autismjumpstart.org/aboutus

Bipolar Disorder

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Educating the Child with Bipolar Disorder
The Balanced Mind
thebalancedmind.org/sites/default/files/edbrochure.pdf

Demitri & Janice Papolos
The Bipolar Child:  The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder
bipolarchild.com

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Pamela Gillet
Auditory Processes

Becky L. Spivey, M.Ed.
Helpful Classroom Strategies for Students with Language-Auditory Processing Disorder
superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/374%20Helpful%20Classroom.pdf

Time 4 Learning
time4learning.com/central_auditory_processing_disorder.shtml

Down Syndrome

DeAnna Horstmeier
Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners

Patricia Logan Oelwein
Teaching Reading to Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Dyslexia

Liz Ball
From One Teacher to Another ~ What You Need to Know About Your Dyslexic Students
dyslexia.yale.edu/1Teacher2Another.html

Teacher Strategies for Dyslexics
visd.com/depart/specialprograms/dyslexia/dyslexia_handbook_teacherstrategies.pdf

Sensory Integration

Lindsey Biel, OTR/L and Nancy Peske
Raising a Sensory Smart Child
(foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin)
sensorysmarts.com

Carol Kranowitz
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities For Kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Athena Oden, P.T.
Ready Bodies, Learning Minds
readybodies.com

Transitioning to Adulthood

Dr. Jed Baker
Preparing for Life:  The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome
jedbaker.com

The Planner Guide
theplannerguide.com