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Special Needs 
Homeschooling

Are you the parent of a Special Needs child?  Homeschooling your child can be a great blessing to both of you.  Below are resources that can help you along the way.

Testing
Many students learn, perform, and test differently in their educational journey.    If you are interested in having your child tested academically, or in verifying his skill level, there are several options.  Visit http://www.blackwellhomeschooltesting.com to find some of the options for testing, reasons for testing, and costs.

Some students have been officially diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Processing Issues, and the list goes on. These students will need specific accommodations in order to level the playing field with other students. Many times a standardized test is so overwhelming that the scores do not reflect the real picture of what these students are able to accomplish. If the student is working on grade level, and has been given the accommodations of extra time, breaks, etc., you may want to consider the standardized tests.  However, if the student works on different grade levels depending on the subject, you should consider a test such as the Brigance or Woodcock Johnson.

Susan Blackwell graduated Tennessee Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, and continued at Bob Jones University working on a Master’s Degree in Education. Tests and Measurements classes were required in the undergraduate degree and then again in the graduate degree level.

Susan began administering standardized tests while teaching in a Christian School. In the 18 years of homeschooling her own children, Susan began testing groups and individuals in various places across the state in grades K through 12. She has continues to test many students with a variety of tests and on many levels, each year.

Consultation

CONSULTATION SERVICES are now available for Families with Special Needs Students.  Many parents are unsure of what steps to take to educate their children with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Processing Disorders, and many other situations.  Susan Blackwell, (BS Education), homeschooled her Special Needs daughter for 12 years, and  advises other parents who need assistance in planning the school year.  We can help with curricula ideas, accommodations, methods of evaluation, and resources to help shoulder the load of this homeschooling journey. The family MUST follow the laws of their state or country to legally homeschool, then we will help you find ways to appropriately educate your child at home.

Susan can be contacted through her website:   http://www.blackwellhomeschooltesting.com, phone,   803-794-6908,or by email:  sblackwelltesting@gmail.com for more information to get started.