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:
“MODG, which uses the classical approach to education, has been a real eye opener for my daughter and for me. First of all, Anna has thrived on the fact that we can move at a pace that is equal to her learning ability. Her state standardized tests continue to be in the above average range for her age level. When we were at the Catholic School, her test scores were high as well. However, it was because I prepared her at home for them. We rarely finished a text book at the Catholic School, so course work was never technically complete. Every year she was there, I finished course work on my own with her as well as extra learning activities over the summer. We do so much during the year and it’s so thorough with MODG, there is no need to do this over the summer as we did before. I used to be a teacher’s aide in Math and Science for the Junior High level at the same Catholic School so I am very familiar with their caliber of work. MODG far surpasses it. Anna has been able to move ahead in subjects that interest her or in which she excels. She has particularly enjoyed not only the textbooks for history, but the literature based learning as well. Her ability to do Latin has continually amazed us and we have found that it has advanced her knowledge in English grammar. We love the way course work in one subject often ties in with learning in another subject. Our greatest joy in homeschooling Anna through MODG, however, has been in religion. Whereas her religion books in Catholic school seemed dead, the MODG curriculum has given her the real “meat and potatoes” of her faith. She not only has developed a real love for her faith, but she is able to understand it and defend it as well. Last year she told me that because of what she has learned she feels that she finally “knows God.” What more could I ask.”Phyllis F
homeschooling mother of one, enrolled since 2005