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:
“We are so grateful for the existence of this classical distance program of education. The classical methodology for academic and spiritual topics has deepened our appreciation for seeking truth, goodness and beauty. Parents and students alike have learned together, shared good books together, and discussed important issues based on sound classical teaching. The one newer aspect of the school that has especially meant so much to us has been the Learning Support conference calls. This class has fostered such wonderful dialogue between the students and the teacher and has helped me as the home schooling teacher to hear well developed discussion and dialogue. As parents, we have such confidence in knowing each of our sons will face a future armed with a well formed conscience and that is largely due to the curriculum provided by Mother of Divine Grace School.”Debbie M
homeschooling mother of four, enrolled since 1997