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My elementary aged kids have learning disabilities including dyslexia and autism. The school is not able to provide textbooks on MP3 or other audio files that I can download. They are quite behind in school and I am transitioning to home schooling after many years of watching them fall further behind. I am looking for resources to educate my kids. We do not qualify for waived fees thru books on tape organizations or Assistive Technology, but cannot afford any of the fees involved.

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This is broad, but I am starting with audio materials that can accompany text books. We can get audio story books easily, but cannot access grade leveled text materials. I am open to all suggestions! Thank you.

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December 2, 20110 found this helpful

My husband works in special ed & he has told me that many textbook publishers offer audio to accompany their textbooks. If the school isn't helpful, try contacting the textbook's publisher. If the books are in public domain (as many classics are) you can download versions (many with sound) from the Gutenberg Project on the net.

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Also check on FREE ebooks from Amazon (freestufftimes publishes lists of them almost daily) - Many of them come with sound, too - Then there are audio books available for current titles - also many on the net. Now that eReaders come with sound, you should be able to get eBooks with text + audio.

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December 2, 20110 found this helpful

Rather than try to teach them at home I suggest you search for alternative schooling. Your state is obligated to provide education for your children. There must be a different school, even a private one that can help them.

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August 10, 20150 found this helpful

If you are going to homeschool,then join HSLDA.They can help you find the resources you need. I homeschooled my oldest(Asperger syndrome) from 6th grade to graduation and have started homeschooling my younger son,7th grade(PDD-NOS)and they are capable of way more than the public school system was learning them.It will be hard and some days I had to just walk away and try again the next day.Find the things they like and build their lessons around that.Cooking can cover math,home economics,geography and science.We are unschooler's and it has been a blessing to see the "light bulb" go on when they finally get a concept.Our public schools only offered the alternative school option which is where they place the kids that get in trouble and my husband and I decided that was not a option we were comfortable with.

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