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:
“My husband and I are both well-educated. He has a PhD in Mathematics. I have a B.A. in Chemistry and have completed four and one-half years of graduate study. We both felt comfortable that we were able to teach our children at home. Nevertheless, the logistics of how to actually accomplish it were daunting. There is a plethora of excellent curricula out there, but trying to put together a cohesive homeschooling program for three different children at three different stages of development was intimidating. The program at MODG was suggested to us by a homeschooling friend, and it proved to be a great blessing. It turned out we did not have to reinvent the wheel! Your program was “good to go ", even for three children (not to mention their mother!) who were used to the highly structured traditional school environment. We have been with MODG for all of our seven-plus years of homeschooling. We homeschooled my eldest son and daughter through 12th grade. The MODG program enabled my son to graduate early from high school. He started in the Honors Program at The Ohio State University in 2005 at the age of 17, and is currently a senior Honors Physics major at the Ohio State University. My eldest daughter is currently a freshman in the Honors Biology program at The Ohio State University. We truly believe that the MODG program was instrumental in enabling us to prepare our two eldest children for the rigors of their Honors college programs. Aside from the well-designed courses available in the MODG syllabi, our consultant was always available to answer questions and to make valuable suggestions when we ran into any difficulties with curricula choices, etc. I felt as if our consultant had met my children and knew them. Her suggestions were quite helpful as we planned out and followed through with each school year. Thank you for your efforts in putting together a program which has been of such value to us in meeting our educational goals for our children.”Amy B
homeschooling mother of four, enrolled since 2001