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.
“Thanks to Mother of Divine Grace and its caring and supportive consultants and teachers, our children are flourishing both academically and spiritually. [My son] has truly become an active learner and an independent thinker. Additionally, though no less important, his faith life has also flourished. He regularly shares what he learns with other teenagers and even occasionally helps in teaching our parish’s religious education program. All of our children are very active in our church and our oldest is often one to take a leading role due to strong communication skills. All those schooling years full of narrations, copious number of books, and challenging papers have led him to become quite a strong analytical thinker who can express himself confidently in almost any situation. Even my husband and I have grown through our years with Mother of Divine Grace School. At one time, we viewed our children’s success in life based primarily upon their academic achievements. Now, we realize there is so much more to that picture. Not only have our children been able to grow academically with this program but they have also become better individuals both in our family and as examples to others. They are clearly growing in their faith life and are learning what it means to truly be a child of God.”