Homeschooling the Child with ADD is an excellent source of information for any homeschooling parent with a learning disability or “different” learning style. It begins with a list of “Disorders Du Jour” or Disorders of the Day:
- Asperger’s Syndrome (AS)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Communication Disorders
- Mental Retardation
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Tourette’s Disorder
- Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD)
There is a short description of each as well as the indicators that most professionals look for in diagnosing these disabilities. The author then goes on to thoroughly talk about all of the things that happen in families with kids diagnosed with these disabilities. She is thorough.
Perhaps the best part of this book is the last fourth which covers all of the legislation regarding learning disabled children and their rights to education. It’s exhaustive and very informative. If you have a child that’s been diagnosed with a learning disability, or a child who learns differently from most children, get this book or borrow it from your local library.
Overall grade: A+