The Special Services Program is a supplement to our Teacher Review Program to help families who have children with special needs. Families who sign a special needs student up in our Special Services Program are paired with a knowledgeable consultant, familiar with their child's particular special needs and with access to MODG special services mentors, who will:
Parents are eligible for 8 hours of consultation time with their consultant; and as part of this time the consultant is also available to evaluate the student's work. If more than 8 hours of consultation time is needed, the family can pay for additional consultation time. Students in our Special Services Program are also eligible for various graduation options (see below).
Mother of Divine Grace School's consultants, special services mentors, and special services consultants are homeschooling mothers. They have broad experience working with children with special needs and have received extensive training in our methodology and the adaption of our curriculum and goals to the student, so that they can assist families in using our methodology with all students regardless of their special needs. Our consultants have worked with students with a variety of learning disabilities including ADD, ADHD, auditory processing, dysgraphia, dyslexia, neurological and learning processing, reading, speech, vision, writing and motor skills. They have worked with students with a variety of behavioral issues including anxiety, attachment disorder, bi-polar, depression, emotional disorder, extreme defiance, OCD, pervasive development disorder, scrupulousness, and social disorder. They have worked with a variety of students with aspergers, autism, down syndrome, and mild to severe mental retardation, and sensory integration disorder. They have also helped students who have suffered abuse, alcohol and drugs related issues, allergies, disease (particularly cancer), divorced or single parent homes, dysfunction, physical impediments and stress. And they have worked with gifted students, particularly in the area of math.
Mother of Divine Grace School offers two levels of support in the Special Services Program:
Mother of Divine Grace School's consultants can help families with special needs students meet some local and state homeschooling requirements. Families should check with their consultant if they need further help.
Mother of Divine Grace School has the following four 'graduation' options available for students enrolled in our Special Services Program:
For more information on these options, families should discuss them with their consultant.
Hear from Our Families:
“The MODG curriculum is interesting and challenging for both my son and I. I am pleased with the way the curriculum builds on knowledge acquired from earlier grades and how complete it is, incorporating church History into history, English and Religion. Indeed church history is part of our world's and country's history. The use of a consultant has helped me to individualize my teaching to my son's needs and interests while assuring that state requirements for graduation are met. I used to be afraid that he would get to tenth or eleventh grade and have a big hole in his education. I no longer fear that. In fact, I am told by his friends that some of his work is similar to what they are taking in AP and honors classes.”Jane H
homeschooling mother of one, enrolled since 2007