General Ed providers that our families use with success
My general preschool
Special Kids by John Sprecher - This collection of videos, CD ROMS and picture
books teaches preschool concepts (numbers and quantities, alphabet, shapes and
colors, body parts and grooming, etc) and were developed by the parent of an
autistic child. P.O. Box 462, Muskego, WI 53150 (800) KIDS-153, SpecKids1@aol.com,
- This Christian
curriculum for non-3R subjects focuses on character traits. Children in a family
explore topics in a unit that integrate subjects around a character trait.
Kids do mounds of at-home, hands-on activities through the 5 D's of learning:
do, discover, dramatize, dialogue and drill. P.O. Box 250, Anna, TX 75409
(972) 924-2712, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Math-U-See - This multi-sensory math curriculum was developed by the father
of a child with Down's Syndrome and uses videos and manipulatives to teach math
concretely. 6601 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661
Unit Studies: Unit studies
teach subjects around one theme, integrating learning. More preparation is
required by the parent, but most subjects are taught together and can be taught
to children at different grade levels at the same time. If pre-package
curriculums are used, then children will be exposed to the same scope and
sequence, but in a different order than what peers in school are doing.
is child-directed learning. Children explore their environment and learn
what interests them. Parents help nuture the child's interests by helping
the child access community resources and get information from a variety of
sources. Unschooling can involve using traditional learning and unit
studies when the children is self-motivated to learn using those methods. Check
out Laura's page.
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