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Special Learners

One of the benefits of homeschooling is the freedom parents have to individualize their children’s education to best fit their interests and needs. This is especially true for our special learners.

Hawaii’s homeschool law and special needs children

According to Hawaii’s homeschool law, Chapter 12 Compulsory Attendance Exceptions, “All educational and related services statutorily mandated shall be made available at the home public school site to homeschooled children who have been evaluated and certified as needing educational and related services.” (Sec 8-12-14)

Your child can receive services at the public school according to what is determined in the Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Parents can also opt to homeschool their special learner child and pursue services at their own expense.


General Resources

Listing a service on the CHOH website is meant to be a service to homeschool families and does not constitute an endorsement by CHOH.

HSLDA’s Homeschooling with Special Needs has a number of articles to help parents homeschool their child with special needs. HSLDA members have access to educational consultants who can answer their questions about curriculum, therapies, education plans, and more. https://hslda.org/teaching-my-kids/special-needs

SPED Homeschool believes that “every child can succeed when provided individualized instruction and that homeschooling is one of the best options a family has for providing this type of education for a unique learner.” SPED Homeschool provides resources, training, tools, and encouragement that empower families to home educate students with unique learning needs. https://spedhomeschool.com/

NATHHAN encourages homeschooling families with special needs children in ways that glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and equips parents to confidently homeschool their children with special needs or disabilities. https://www.nathhan.com/


Organizations

Listing a service on the CHOH website is meant to be a service to homeschool families and does not constitute an endorsement by CHOH.

Clubztutoring https://clubztutoring.com/oahu/

  • Provides in home and online tutoring services for ADHD and learning disabilities

Hawaii Autism Foundation https://www.hawaiiautismfoundation.org/

  • HAF helps Hawaii families identify needs and find solutions that will assure keiki have the tools and transitional support they need to reach their full potential and thrive as adults. A number of organizations are listed under Family Resources.

International Dyslexia Association Hawaii Branch https://hi.dyslexiaida.org/

  • The HIDA website has a number of articles about dyslexia and a link for Testing and Tutoring services

Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawaii (LDAH) https://ldahawaii.org/resources/

  • LDAH has many resources for families with special learners including educational testing, special education tutoring, and therapy services.

TACA https://tacanow.org/local-chapters/west/hawaii/

  • TACA provides education, support and hope to families living with autism. The Hawaii Chapter also hosts events for families.

Professional Listing

Listing a service on the CHOH website is meant to be a service to homeschool familiesand does not constitute an endorsement by CHOH.

Sarah Hartney (M.S. CCC-SLP) – Feed Talk Grow Pediatric Therapy


Jen Jones (COTA/L and OTR) – Little Honu Pediatric Therapy LLC

  • Email: Jenjones@littlehonutherapy.com
  • Phone: (808) 769-6995
  • Web: https://feedtalkgrow.com
  • Description: We provide holistic, child-focused, family centered pediatric Occupational Therapy services in a fun and nurturing environment, for ages birth to 18. We are passionate therapists who believe in meeting each child at their current skill level and providing the just-right challenge to help them progress. We offer individual Occupational Therapy sessions, as well as targeted developmental Keiki community groups.
  • Island: Oahu

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