Welcome to Different By Design Learning

Helping you homeschool children with unique differences, through interest-led, strength-based learning.

homeschooling with learning differences

Weekly Homeschool Lesson Plans

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Struggling Readers: How To Help

strength based learning

What Is Strength Based Learning?

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Homeschooling With Learning Differences

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Free Homeschool Planning Pages For You!

These 24 homeschool planning pages are designed to make interest led and strength based learning come alive in your home (and make it easy on you!).

What we do

Innovative resources and solutions for helping your child with learning differences.

Interest-Led, Strength Based Homeschooling lesson plans and coaching support available.

“I want to thank you for doing this!  You are giving me the courage to go forward with an interest-led home-school.  I can’t tell you how much seeing what it looks like in real life is so helpful and encouraging. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Carrie G. homeschool mom

Hi, I’m Shawna!

former special education teacher
author. homeschool mom.

Shawna Wingert is a former training and development professional, turned author and homeschool mom. She has homeschooled her own two unique learners for more than a decade, has written four books about homeschooling children with learning differences, and is passionate about strength-based learning. 

Homeschooling and parenting children with learning differences, behavioral challenges and special needs is incredibly challenging. It’s also, in my experience, so very worth it and a lot easier to do when you feel support and encouragement!