Spotlight on Five! ~ Special Needs

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Having a child with special needs comes with many unique challenges including the need for specialized curriculum and products. Many of the resources created to help children, and parents, overcome these challenges are made for public school environments and may not be readily available to homeschoolers or may be difficult to locate. We have gathered together some resources here that we hope will help you find just what you need to help your child succeed in school and in life.

February’s Spotlight on Special Needs

Institute for Excellence in Writing




Institute for Excellence in Writing

YOU’VE persevered through the tears and difficulties. Now you’re ready to find a language arts program that will really help your struggling student to succeed and even come to enjoy reading and writing. Enter: IEW
What makes IEW unique?
It’s easy to use: We provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for using our materials.
It’s enjoyable: Whether you use our engaging video instruction with your struggling writers or hands-on learning with your pre-readers, you and your students will enjoy learning. Simply put – IEW is fun!
It’s flexible: IEW works with students spanning a wide range of ages, aptitudes, learning styles, and special needs.
It’s a lifelong investment in your child: Our Structure & Style approach teaches skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and THINKING!
There’s no risk – We offer a 100%, no time limit money-back guarantee.

Family Hope Center


Family Hope Center

The Family Hope Center is an international center for the development of children, headquartered in Norristown, PA. Over the years, we’ve seen thousands of kids from over 25 countries with our fully qualified Team of doctors and clinical professionals.

FHC specializes in helping parents and families of children with injuries to their brain that may manifest themselves as labels many people refer to as “autism” or “ADD” or “dyslexia”, etc. We firmly believe that parents know their children better than anyone, and should be in the “driver’s seat”, and that every child is different and deserves individual treatment.

We offer a special 3-day parent training conference “How to Help Your Child with Special Needs”, and a 2-day appointment where our entire clinical team conducts a thorough assessment and design a Program specifically created to develop each child to be the very best they can be, regardless of where they started.

With our Team clinical approach and our unique assessment chart, we design a Program specifically created to develop each child to be the very best they can be, regardless of where they started.


Click for our free video “How the Brain Works” and use password “fhcbrain”

The WorryWoo Monsters 

Help your young worrier beat the WorryBug! 

Ever been lonely; ever been sad? Ever been happy; ever been mad? Of course you have, and the WorryWoo Monsters are here to help!

In this first-of-a-kind series, written and illustrated by Andi Green, emotions themselves are turned into lovable quirky characters that embark on delightful journeys of self-awareness. Created to promote social emotional learning, each WorryWoo adventure concludes with an upbeat message of “Hey, it’s OK” and present the perfect opportunity to openly discuss topics that don’t have easy answers. Adorable matching plush characters are an optional addition to reinforce the idea that feelings aren’t scary and it is possible to embrace your emotions and find your inner “Woo.”

NOW AVAILABLE – Beat The WorryBug Kits! 

Kits include WorryBug Plush, Don’t Feed The WorryBug storybook and the newly released Helping Young Worriers Beat The WorryBug, a practical and fun-filled guide of therapeutic ideas and activities written by renowned Australian child psychologist Dr. John Irvine Ph.D.

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Tasks Galore

Tasks Galore

Tasks Galore Publishing offers valuable teaching tools to help students with autism and other developmental disorders become more independent. Tasks Galore books and ebooks contain 100s of photographs of multi-modal tasks that homeschooling families can create for their students of all ages and skill levels.


Our latest product, Tasks Galore Literature-Based Thematic Units, is adapted for 21st century learning. This two-book set includes a resource book and a children’s book, I’m Hungry, I’m Hungry, What Shall I Do? The resource book illustrates hands-on activities across curriculum areas based on the themes in the children’s book. The featured tasks make learning more meaningful by:

  • encouraging responsiveness to literature
  • enhancing vocabulary and language
  • utilizing organizational strategies and visual cues
  • connecting themes to everyday experiences
  • individualizing for different learning styles

Check out all of our resources and learn how to teach students a variety of functional skills using structured and fun activities! / Special Needs / This Day in HistoryNo two children are the same. That’s why at, we work to provide you with a wide variety of subjects and teaching styles. For parents of children with special learning needs, we offer a number of resources to help you find the winning strategy for your family.


Special Needs Educational Consultant Judi Munday has put together a nineteen-part program to help parents overcome language delays or deficits, dyslexia, difficulty with math, or other needs.


Kinetic Connections with Edwina Moody focuses on the kinesthetic learner and how to incorporate hands-on activities with every subject, including math, language arts, and more.


Reading Lessons for Struggling Readers with Dr. Matthew Glavach helps parents incorporate a variety of approaches for teaching reading to older students.


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Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6