Curriculum Example for Individualized Programs

Here is a sample list of possible choices to draw from to put together your individualized program.  For more ideas search this website!

(You can click on the links to view these resources listed below on this website)

Private Therapy: Occupational therapy, Speech Therapy, Educational Therapy
Use services from your public, private, charter or homeschool program or do private pay
www.santacruzkids.com/ www.santacruzparent.com/ phonebook/ Wrightslaw ‘yellow pages for kids’ directory

Tutoring: reading, math, writing, languages, science, etc
(be sure to carefully check resources and claims)
Check Guides: www.santacruzkids.com/  www.santacruzparent.com/  craigslist (under services – lessons and tutoring)
Ask school counselors or office staff for tutor list
Do online search for local tutors
Post job at UCSC or Cabrillo employment office

Experiential learning and real life learning experiences:
Community special interest classes and activities
Parks and recreation or private community classes
Art classes, athletics programs, library programs
Volunteer work (Natural History Museum, SPCA, Wilder Ranch, Native Animal Rescue, Meals on Wheels, UCSC Farm and Garden, etc.)
Networked playgroups, study groups, nature groups (see yahoo groups for homeschoolers, parents, special needs, etc.)
Mentoring & apprenticeships
Clubs, Service and youth groups
ROP classes
Department of Rehabilitation Workability (for eligible High School Students)
Natural learning home activities: cooking, building with legos, crafts (sewing, beadwork, woodworking, etc.)

Computer/ Online/ Telecourses:
Educational computer games (Zoombinis, Carmen SanDiego, Hearbuilder)
Complete online school programs: www.time4learning.com/  www.internet4classrooms.com/ www.enchantedlearning.com/
Online classes: i-Tunes U www.apple.com/education/mobile-learning/
Online educational sites: school.discoveryeducation.com/ www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ www.mrnussbaum.com/index.html www.mapmsg.com/games/statetris               www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp
Telecourses: (check Cabrillo course catalog or check local PBS TV schedules for KQED and KTEH programs)

Reading:
Used book stores, library books, Library story hours
DVD (search by subject and look for PBS, National Geographic, NOVA, or Annenberg items or series)
Books on tape:  www.rfbd.org/  or online audio books
Computer programs for phonemic awareness/phonics: Earobics, Fast Forward,  Reader Rabbit
Tutoring /educational therapy: Lindamood-Bell: www.lindamoodbell.com/learningcenters/
Reading programs:  Phonografix (at bookstores)  Orton-Gillingham: www.orton-gillingham.org/ Davis Dyslexia program: www.dyslexia.com/program.htm Workbook series:Read Naturally www.readnaturally.com/ Explode the Code (at Kaleidoscope)
Online sites: www.eyecanlearn.com/  (visual processing)   www.firstschoolyears.com  (phonics worksheets) www.dolch-words.com/dolch.html (sight words) Online games and reading websites: Starfall Early Reading http://www.starfall.com/

Math:
Board and card games: Mensa Games List
Tutoring with private tutors or educational therapists
Family Math or other Activity Books
Key to: Series or other Workbooks (at Kaleidoscope) Singapore Math: www.singaporemath.com/
Math & games sites: www.livingmath.net/ www.mathplayground.com/ http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html   www.purplemath.com/
Manipulative Programs: Making Math Real DVD and training program for parents/teachers:  www.makingmathreal.org/   Math-U-See DVD lessons with manipulatives and workbook program: www.mathusee.com/ Math Their Way book and activities: www.center.edu/
Logic & critical thinking workbooks and puzzlers books (Kaleidoscope) & online

Other: all subjects:
www.edhelper.com/   www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
Spelling program: www.avko.org/sequentialspelling.html/ spellingcity.com
Handwriting workbooks: www.hwtears.com/
Science and Social Studies: kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Special Needs Websites: www.senteacher.org/  or  www.dotolearn.com/sitemap/index.htm  or  www.LearningAbledKids.com/
Sensory integration/attention:   www.alertprogram.com nwww.intellitools.com/
Local resource: www.edcentersantacruz.com