Special Needs and Learning Differences

Here are some links to resources that we hope you will find useful if you are homeschooling a child who has a specific difficulty or aptitude or whose learning, for various reasons, does not match the typical learning curve. Some of these resources are geared to special physical needs, others to different learning styles. Please note: We have tried to organize this material in a way that will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. For this reason we have adopted common labels, even while we may question the usefulness, helpfulness or accuracy of some of them. ** “Labeling is disabling” because children believe what we tell them. If we must label something, let it be the learning environment, not the learner: instead of “hyperactive child”, let’s concern ourselves with “activity-restrictive” schools; instead of an “attention-deficient” student, we ought to worry about “inspiration-deficient” classrooms. ** — quoted from “Learning Disability”: A Rose by Another Name by Jan Hunt

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Scarborough Autism and Special Needs Services

Scarborough Hoopers

Scarborough Hoopers

Learn how to do hoop tricks, hoop dance, play hoop games and much more. No Experience Required – For ages 5 and up to Adults – In the local Scarborough Area. Hoops available for sale.

Educators Without Borders – Home/School Trip Listing service

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Home/School Trip listing service… Homeschoolers pay the school price at fun and educational venues all over Ontario.

Oxford Learning Don Valley

Individualized programs taught by experienced teachers providing tutoring in North York & Scarborough. We also offer preschool, camps, French, ESL, and 1-on-1. We teach students of all abilities in all grades and all subjects such as Math, English, Physics, Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, Mandarin, Arabic, essay writing and study skills.

OG-MSL – Orton Gillingham Tutoring and Training

Certified teacher with additional qualifications and experience offering tutoring in reading, writing and spelling using the Orton-Gillingham approach. Training is also available for parents, teachers, or other professionals who are looking for a way to reach their struggling readers and writers. Evidence-based and appropriate for all ages.

Curious Life Consulting

Curious Life Consulting offers learning enrichment support to youth, and all the things that go with it: building fundamental skills, setting goals, exploring interests and abilities, and doing meaningful work. Personalized support to create individual learning plans, improve the school experience, and find practical solutions for productive, relevant learning.