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 intellectual disabilities, 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 three 'graduation' options available for students enrolled in our Special Services Program:
For more information on these options, families should discuss them with their consultant.
For more information on this program please see Special Services Questions & Answers and see the FAQ's. For information on our Special Services Fees, please see the Enrollment - Pricing Breakdown page.
“Over time, I have come to see the wisdom of the program, and how each piece, each year, builds onto something from the previous year and, in turn, provides the building blocks for the future. It is the most well thought out and integrated program I have seen, both among the homeschooling programs that I considered and the public and private schools that are an option for us....I have come to believe very firmly over the years that the MODG program, especially as implemented using the family consultants and the various other programs that are available, is easily the match of any other educational system, home-school or not, public or private. My husband and I each have degrees from both Harvard and the University of Chicago, and we value education very highly. We are fortunate, now, to live in an area with nationally ranked public and private schools within a short drive. We have chosen to continue to homeschool our children using MODG. I have no doubt that our children will be much better prepared for the rigors of college than my husband and I were, and I also have no doubt that they will be well prepared for whatever college they choose to attend, including anything in the Ivy League, should that be in their futures.”