The Secret Garden – Online Catholic Tutoring for Special Needs

My mother pointed me to this resource after she heard an interview with the owner Margaret Walsh on EWTN. The Secret Garden offers online tutoring for students with special needs. There are specialists in a variety of areas. The services provided include:

Comprehension and Literacy Program

  • Literacy and comprehension
  • Connecting ideas with what is read
  • Organization of parts and whole
  • Focus, communication and following directions
  • Organization and structure of writing
  • Brain exercises to speed up processing and accuracy

Decoding (reading and spelling) Program

  • Proper sequencing of letters
  • Phonemic awareness and accuracy
  • Word identification
  • Strengthen both working and long term memory
  • Auditory and visual symbol awareness
  • Brain exercises to speed up processing and accuracy

Consultation with Therapists

  • Education Therapy Coaching ~ Learn how to work with your student to overcome learning difficulties
  • Nutritional Therapy Coaching ~ Learn how to implement proper nutritional support for your student and family, highly effective
  • Occupational Therapy Coaching ~ Learn how to help your student with basic tasks, executive function and movement therapy to overcome difficulties
  • Speech Therapy Coaching ~ Learn how to help your student through individual coaching sessions

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Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at