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Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of  joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for ever more.  Psalms 16:11


 The following is a short list of resources that we hope you will find helpful.  This is not

 by any means an exhaustive list neither is it an endorsement for any particular author,

 or  catalog. 


 Some books listed such as  Sherry Bushnell and Diane Ryckman's Christian Homes and

 Special Kids as well as Joyce Herzogļæ½s Choosing and Using Curriculum, include a very

 extensive resource section.


 Books marked with asterisks are available through Indiana Association of Home Education


 We are expanding the list.  If you have curriculum, books or links that you have found

 helpful, please send the information our way to help others. 











*Christian homes and special kids by Sherry Bushnell and Diane Ryckman*

Warmly penned, practical resources, written by homeschooling parents. Here are mom and dads, just like you, living Christian lives, and raising their special needs child for the Lord!Christian Homes and Special Kids is packed full of tips, stories and advice from families that have been there.



*Choosing and using Curriculum  by Joyce Herzog*

This book includes principles to consider as well as specific comments on many available materials, and their appropriateness for your special children. It covers reading, math, handwriting, written language, and geography. It gives suggestions for interesting a child in reading, teaching reading comprehension, discernment in literature, written expression, history, adapting materials you already have and more. It gives concrete standards you can use to decide the best material for your special child, as well as specific comments and comparisons of many available materials.


*Every child can succeed by Cynthia Tobias*

In this book, Cynthia Tobias helps parents appreciate the different ways in which children receive, process and respond to information. By working within their children's unique learning styles, parents can remove a lot of unnecessary frustration at home and at school and help their kids achieve greater self-esteem and success.



Heads Up Helping: Teaching Tips and Techniques for Working With ADD, ADHD, and Other Children With Challenges by Melinda Boring




Home schooling children with special needs by Sharon Hensly

Gain the confidence you need to teach your special-needs child at home! Hensley, a homeschooling mom with an autistic child, guides you step by step through the process of evaluating your child's needs and locating the most effective resources. Her comprehensive approach gives you all the facts about disabilities plus the emotional support you need to turn challenges into opportunities.


How to Get Your Child off the Refrigerator and on to Learning by Carol Barnier

Does your hyperactive student have you climbing the walls? Veteran homeschooler Barnier knows the challenge---and the solution! As the mother of an ADHD son, she's developed successful techniques to help you teach your high-spirited child. By incorporating her method of games, manipulatives, and motions, you'll discover that it is possible for your special student to learn math, phonics, history, and more! Includes reproducible resources. 112 pages, softcover from Emerald Books.ier

 *Learning in Spite of Labels (Paperback) by Joyce Herzog*

Full of practical strategies, Learning In Spite Of Labels demonstrates effective ways of teaching any learning style or ability. This book will help you fulfill your longing to really teach your child. Whether gifted or LD, this book has something encouraging for you!

Too Wise To Be Mistaken, Too Good To Be Unkind by Cathy Steere

A book with a different perspective on the subject of autism than you'll normally find. In Too Wise to be Mistaken, Too Good to Be Unkind, you will join David, Cathy, and Drew Steere on their difficult, yet remarkable journey into the complex world of autism. More than a "how-to" manual on dealing with a special needs child, this is the heartwarming testimony of two parents who placed their trust in their faithful Heavenly Father and lovingly persevered in training Drew in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. A powerful testimony to the sufficiency of Scripture in all of life.

The Way They Learn by Cynthia Tobias Cy

Unlock the mysteries of individual learning styles, and you can help any child succeed at learning. This fascinating guide describes four unique learning styles, shows how to identify your child's preferences, and gives step-by-step directions for maximizing your child's strengths. These powerful concepts make parents and teachers more effective, too. 168 pages, softcover from Tyndale.n