Learning Differences

  1. Homeschool Resources for Learning Differences

Diagnoses

  1. Simply Classical Copybook 1  (Manuscript)
    Cheryl Swope
    Memoria Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Simply Classical Letters & Numbers  Desk Charts
    Memoria Press / 2014 / Other
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  3. Simply Classical Crafts Book One
    Tara Luse
    Memoria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Simply Classical Storytime Treasures  Student Guide
    Mary Lynn Ross, Tessa Tiemann, Cheryl Swope
    Memoria Press / 2016 / Spiral Bound
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Language Arts & Math Curriculum Suggestions

Because of their multisensory approach or non-traditional teaching strategies, the curricula below may be helpful for students with dyslexia or other learning differences.

Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (PAC)

Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (PAC) offers independent learning courses in Science, English, History, and Geography for students in grades 7 - 12. PAC's focus is to provide courses that incorporate character development qualities with academics so students are equipped to make wise choices and achieve academic success. With these goals in mind, PAC has worked as an academic solution for struggling and reluctant students. With courses available separately, PAC can also be used to fill in educational gaps.

Courses consist of text content, divided into chapter booklets, with matching activity books for students to complete. The Teacher's Resource Kit includes section quizzes, chapter tests, and answer keys to the activity books, quizzes, and tests. Satisfactory course completion may earn high school credits.

Remedia Publications

The Remedia Publications supplemental resources are ideal for students with learning differences such as ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Speech and Language Delays, Autism, and more.

Remedia workbooks feature a strong focus on basic skills and repetition, a larger type size, simple art that’s not distracting or too juvenile, simple worksheets, and a high-interest format.

Workbooks cover academics such as study skills, critical thinking, language arts, math, and social studies and life skills like budgeting, credit cards, bank accounts, and reading labels.

Special Kids DVD Series

Designed to promote learning for children with autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, Down syndrome, developmental disability, cerebral palsy, Aspergers, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities, the Special Kids Learning Series uses the effectiveness of video to help teach important skills.

Each program focuses on a specific topic through multi-associative learning (video-audio), modeling of actions/events/proper behavior, repetition, and "the human element" of host John Sprecher.  30 to 40 minute DVDs.

  1. What Time is it?
    HEADU USA / 2023 / Other, N/A
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  2. Body Poetry: Animal Action Cards  (Package of 16)
    Roylco / Other
    Our Price$30.19 Retail Price$41.39 Save 27% ($11.20)
  3. Magic Keyboard The Pluses and the  Minuses
    Small World Toys / 2014 / Gift
    Our Price$26.40 Retail Price$29.99 Save 12% ($3.59)
  4. View-Thru Geometric Solids
    Learning Resources Inc / Other, N/A
    Our Price$16.77 Retail Price$28.69 Save 42% ($11.92)

Social Skills

Help your child develop the social skills they need to make and keep friends and be polite and respectful to everyone else. With 50 engaging activities on bright, colorful pages, Social Skills Activities for Kids gives children the confidence to successfully navigate social situations at home, school, and the world in between. From keeping the conversation ball moving to learning to compromise to practicing good table manners, decoding body language and social cues and respecting personal space, these activities, which include up-to-date topics like bullying and social media, help kids develop and use their social skills super powers. 152 pages, softcover. Ages 6 to 8.

Memory Skills

  • 7 Memory Games
    Junior Learning / 2022 / Other
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Train your brain and practice essential memory skills with this set of 7 colorful, exciting games. Each game encourages your child to use visual memory, auditory memory, and working memory skills, as well as build their rapid recall ability and concentration. “Sequence Safe” builds spatial memory, “Treasure Match” builds working memory, “Police Lineup” tests recall skills, “Treasure Trail” uses short term memory, and two card games build visual and auditory memory.  Master the basics of each game, then build skills and take your memory challenge to the next level. Grades K – 6.

Occupational Therapy Skills

Provide occupational therapy activities in the comfort of your home and watch your child thrive. From eating meals and writing the alphabet to socializing with friends and family, Occupational Therapy Activities for Kids is designed to help children at all developmental ability levels strengthen those skills by playing their way through 100 exciting exercises that are easy to do at home anytime. This family-friendly guide offers concise information on how occupational therapy works and shows you how to apply it in a way that benefits your child. The chapters and activities are organized by the different type of therapy skill: sensory processing, motor, social-emotional, and cognitive and visual processing, starting with the simplest activities that increase in complexity, so you can customize your therapy routine to your child’s needs. 194 pages, softcover. Ages 1 to 6.

Growth Mindset Activities

Encourage a habit of learning in your child that can last a lifetime. Growth Mindset Activities for Kids is a fun and engaging activity book that can help your child develop the ability to learn new things, dream big, and celebrate mistakes as a path to success.  With 55 activities, everyday examples, and real-life stories from kids achieving their goals, your child can train their growing brain, develop problem-solving skills through practice and repetition, and discover how to nurture an awesome "can-do" attitude. These practical activities can work for a single child as well as an entire group or classroom, creating a solid foundation to kids’ learning development.  160 pages, softcover. Ages 6 to 9.

Cursive Handwriting for Teens

For teens, it’s not too late to learn cursive. This comprehensive workbook will take teens all the way from writing their first cursive ABCs to writing complete sentences. In the Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Teens, regardless of whether you’re left- or right-handed, straightforward lessons start with simple writing strokes that progress from single letters to connected letters and words in Zaner-Bloser cursive. Along with sharpening script skills with a multitude of practice pages, you’ll create your own signature, find out how to make an awesome bullet journal, and more practice exercises and fun activities that show how cursive can be used every day. Need more practice pages? Links to digital downloads are included so you can print out even more. 96 pages, softcover. Ages 12 and up.

Reading Skills for Struggling Readers

Reading skills don’t come easily to every child. That just means some kids could use a little extra support! The Reading Games Workbook for Struggling Readers makes it easy for kids to get the practice they need and have some fun along the way. The lessons feature 100 simple games and reading exercises with colorful illustrations designed to keep kids motivated and curious as they learn to read at their own pace. Four key elements, phonics, sight words, sentence structure, and reading comprehension are targeted to build your child’s confidence in their reading fluency. As your child completes the workbook, the exercises get more challenging to build their proficiency and reading skills. Answer key included.  126 pages, softcover. Ages 6 to 9.

Stories about Disabilities & Neurodiversity

Slug Days Stories Series for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Lauren's a second grader who sees the world a little differently than the other kids at school. She's on the Autism Spectrum, so even though she has her routines and coping mechanisms that help her stay comfortable and manage her anxiety, some days and experiences are just a little more challenging. These chapter books, with straightforward text and black & white illustrations, give insight into how a young person with ASD navigates their world. 120, 104, and 104 page softcovers. Ages 7 to 10.

Social & Emotional Learning Resources

Increase social and emotional intelligence with reusable write-on/wipe-off flip charts. These activity pages are designed to help children identify their feelings and learn to express themselves appropriately and cover key social and emotional themes.  Positive character traits like persistence, planning, and confidence are introduced. Colorful pages with fun characters and photos engage children. Small-group activities and games make learning fun. Step-by-step teacher/parent instructions facilitate learning. 20.5” x 15”, 24 write on/wipe off pages. Grades Pre-K – 1.

  1. Social and Emotional Learning  Activities, Grades PreK & K
    Evan-Moor / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Social and Emotional Learning  Activities, Grades 1 & 2
    Evan-Moor / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Social and Emotional Learning  Activities, Grades 3 & 4
    Evan-Moor / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Social and Emotional Learning  Activities, Grades 5 & 6
    Evan-Moor / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Time Timer Watch - FOB
    Time Timer / 2022 / Other
    Our Price$7.99 Retail Price$9.30 Save 14% ($1.31)
  2. Time Timer Watch (Small; Arctic  White)
    Time Timer / 2022 / Other
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  3. Time Timer MOD + Dry Erase Board
    Time Timer / 2022 / Other
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  4. Time Timer WASH + Soap Dispenser
    Time Timer / 2022 / Other
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Its Okay! Series

  1. I Have a Learning Disability and  it's Okay
    Dr. William M. Bauer
    WestBow Press / 2021 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$14.83
  2. I Have Attention Deficit Disorder  and it's Okay
    Dr. William M. Bauer
    Puffin Books / 2021 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$14.83
  3. I Have Autism and It's Okay
    Dr. William M. Bauer
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / 2021 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$14.83
  4. I Have Cerebral Palsy and it's Okay
    Dr. William M. Bauer
    Quarry Books / 2021 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$14.83
  1. Child by Child: Supporting Children  with Learning Differences and Their Families
    Susan Richardson
    Morehouse Publishing / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$16.16 Retail Price$17.95 Save 10% ($1.79)
  2. Homeschooling the Child with Autism:  Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask
    Patricia Schetter, Kandis Liighthall
    Jossey-Bass, Inc / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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  3. How to Get Your Child off the  Refrigerator and on to Learning
  4. Six Success Factors for Children  with Learning Disabilities: Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids with LD Succeed in School and in Life
    Frostig Center
    Jossey-Bass, Inc / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Raising Gifted Kids: Everything You  Need to Know to Help Your Exceptional Child Thrive
    Barbara Klein Ph.D.
    Thomas Nelson / 2006 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Testing for Kindergarten: Simple  Strategies to Help Your Child Ace the Tests for: Public School Placement, Private School Admissions, Gifted Program Qualification
    Karen Quinn
    Simon & Schuster / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$16.20 Retail Price$18.00 Save 10% ($1.80)
  3. The Drama of the Gifted Child
    Alice Miller
    Basic Books / 2008 / Hardcover
    Our Price$22.50 Retail Price$25.00 Save 10% ($2.50)
  4. Your Gifted Child: How to Recognize  Your Child's Talents
    Joan Franklin Smutny, Stephen Veenker, Kathleen Veenker
    Random House Inc / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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Learning Differences Curricula from EPS

EPS Phonics Plus

EPS Phonics Plus is a literature-rich program that combines foundational language arts skills so that listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities connect phonic skills to build phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Reading passages and decodable readers incorporate informational text, stories, plays, poetry, folk tales, and multicultural literature along with 4-color illustrations so that reading is engaging and rewarding. The Teacher Resources Manual includes the Picture Glossary and Reteaching, Learning Differences, and ELL guides. Comprehension strategies such as modeling techniques and "Think Alouds" to help students understand sentences and passages are also provided. Literature Charts model tracking and build vocabulary and the Picture Glossary contain illustrations for reading words to support ELL students as well as vocabulary development for beginning and struggling readers. Grades K - 3.

  1. Phonics Plus Picture Glossary  (Homeschool Edition)
    Educators Publishing Service / Trade Paperback
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  2. Phonics Plus K: Student Book  (Homeschool Edition)
    Educators Publishing Service / Trade Paperback
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  3. Phonics Plus K: Teacher Resources  (Homeschool Edition)
    Educators Publishing Service / Other
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  4. Phonics Plus K: Literature Chart  (Homeschool Edition)
    Educators Publishing Service / Other
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Preventing Academic Failure Reading

PAF (Preventing Academic Failure) is a 3-year program that uses Orton-Gillingham multisensory techniques to teach reading and spelling. It is designed to be used with Kindergarten and first graders with learning differences. It can also be used with older students who are struggling with reading. The building blocks of written language arts are presented in a logical, step-by-step order to help students experience more confidence and less frustration.

  1. Teacher's Manual for Print and  Numerals (Homeschool Edition)
    Phyllis Bertin, Eileen Perlman
    Educators Publishing Service / Trade Paperback
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  2. Handwriting Program for Numerals  (Homeschool Edition)
    Phyllis Bertin, Eileen Perlman
    Educators Publishing Service / Trade Paperback
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  3. Handwriting Program for Print  (Homeschool Edition)
    Phyllis Bertin, Eileen Perlman
    Educators Publishing Service / Trade Paperback
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  4. Handwriting Program for Cursive  (right-handed; Homeschool  Edition)

Preventing Academic Failure Handwriting

PAF (Preventing Academic Failure) is a multi-sensory curriculum that can be used for beginning students as well as students who have graphomotor weaknesses. These handwriting books integrate visual, auditory, and kinesthetic elements along with visual cues to teach proper letter and number formation. Cursive workbooks are specialized for either right-handed or left-handed writers.

  1. Stepping Up in Reading 1, A PAF  Program (Homeschool Edition)
    Phyllis Bertin, Eileen Perlman
    Educators Publishing Service / Trade Paperback
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  2. Stepping Up in Reading 2 (Homeschool  Edition)
    Phyllis Bertin, Eileen Perlman
    Educators Publishing Service / Trade Paperback
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  3. Stepping Up in Reading 3 (Homeschool  Edition)
    Phyllis Bertin, Eileen Perlman
    Educators Publishing Service / Trade Paperback
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  4. Preventing Academic Failure Review  Deck 1 (Homeschool  Edition)
    Educators Publishing Service / Other
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  1. Social and Emotional Learning Wipe-Off Workbook
    Heather Stella
    Black Dog & Leventhal / 2023 / Spiral Bound
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  2. Social Emotional Learning: Lessons for Developing Decision Making Skills (Grades 4 to 6)
    Teacher Created Resources / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Social Emotional Learning: Lessons for Developing Decision Making Skills (Grades 2 and 3)
    Teacher Created Resources / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach
  1. 30 Ways a Father Can Bless His Children
    John Trent
    Aspire Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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  2. A Father's Guide to Raising Girls
    Andy Farmer
    New Growth Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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  3. A Father's Guide to Raising Boys
    Rob Green
    New Growth Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Preparing for Fatherhood
    Deepak Reju
    New Growth Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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