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Teaching high schooler with learning disabilities

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    Teaching high schooler with learning disabilities

    Can anyone offer me advice on how to teach science and history to a 17 year old learning disabled child who is about 2 years behind academically? He has discalculia and cognitive processing disorder (as well as epilepsy). Traditional textbooks and programs are too overwhelming for him, but middle school curricula are often too simplistic (tests based on matching and filling in the blanks, for example)
    I am eager for any and all advice on teaching LD students in high school!
    I have seen the "Simply Classical" materials but they seem to stop at about age 12... unless I am missing something.
    Thank you!
    Valerie

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    Hi, Valerie.

    The upper levels of Simply Classical are under construction. In the meantime some parents in a similar situation take our Memoria Press 5-9 books and "boost" them with extra research, lab work, readings (possibly audio books), or papers to create high-school level work.

    Search "Science" within Memoria Press.

    See especially the Tiner books and the in-depth Memoria Press topical studies such as astronomy. With a little creativity and the use of his stronger areas to choose preferred methods of stretching the content, these might work well for you and for him!

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      #3
      Btw, you can do the same with history through "Classical Studies."

      If you can elaborate a little more on his processing difficulties, his long-term goals, interests, gifts, and immediate plans after high school, we can help more specifically if you need further help.

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