Homeschooling Your Struggling Learners or Special Needs Students 


Since HLA offers parents the freedom and flexibility to teach their children what they want, the way they want, parents often find HLA to be a good option for homeschooling their special needs child regardless if the need is due to high functioning learners or struggling learners. HLA believes every student is unique and has God-given talents and abilities that just need to be discovered and unlocked.

One of the beauties of homeschooling is that you, the parent, can tailor your homeschooling to fit the need of each individual child. As always HLA is very flexible and we want parents to have the freedom to do what works best for each child.



If your student had an IEP in school, no problem, every HLA student has a personalized course of study or individualized learning plan. We refer to this as the student’s Education Plan. Feel free to do what works best for your student. Purchase resources based on the level that is needed for the student to learn. If you need to count life skills or physical/speech therapy as part of their school, this if fine. If you are unsure what grade level to place your special needs child in, we recommend using the Special Education designation in place of a specific grade level.

High school age students who are not on a high school level in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic will be a likely candidate for the Modified Diploma. Certificates are ideal for those students who need to work on basic life skills. If your student would not be aware of the difference between a diploma and a certificate of completion, then your student is a likely candidate for the Certificate.

You may be able to find extra resources at our HLA Partner – SPED Homeschool…

The team at SPED Homeschool understands the daily struggles families face when homeschooling a child with learning issues. As in-the-trenches special education homeschooling parents, they realize how important it is to be involved in a supportive community who understands these struggles as well as the fact that each child is a unique learner and there is no one-size-fits-all homeschooling approach, curriculum, or educational therapy.

The goal at SPED Homeschool is to “Help Students Succeed Through Parent-Directed Special Education Homeschooling” – thus equipping parents is their main objective. Through volunteer hours, private donations, and educational grants, they provide parents with resources, training opportunities, support, information, and encouragement.





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