Category Archives for Special Needs

Homeschooling the Sensory Intense Child

Does your child bounce constantly? Will your child refuse to touch scissors or even their pencil? We discuss Sensory Integration Disorder and what it means to our homeschooling. Practical advice and ideas from a mom who has lived on the sensory roller coaster for years, and if pushed I would have to admit to having […]

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Cultivating Language Skills: Preschool through High School

Listening and reading well, speaking and writing clearly, thinking and debating effectively are abilities that most parents hope to cultivate in their children. With that goal in mind, Andrew will explore various environments and activities which will accelerate the development of these language skills, beginning with the youngest students and continuing into the high school […]

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Breaking the Myths and Walking in Their Shoes – Tools for Understanding and Helping Your Child with a Learning or Attention Challenge

The “invisible disabilities” of AD/HD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and Auditory Processing Disorder can cause otherwise sane parents to tear their hair out. “How can my child be so smart and yet struggle?” “Why does school make my child so anxious and angry?” “Can this ever be changed and what can I do?” In this presentation […]

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Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers or Non-Readers

As schools have made reading their new god, believing that producing good readers will solve all their academic problems, many children—the dyslexic, the easily distracted, the auditorily challenged—are truly left behind in the rush to improve test scores. What schools don’t know (but what many parents discover) is that reading is not simply being able […]

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Copywork to Composition: Learning Writing by Imitation

Come and contemplate the underestimated value of simple copywork, discover the power of text reconstruction, experience the delight of author imitation, and learn the surprising relationship between text analysis and creativity. More about Andrew Pudewa: Andrew is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting throughout North America, he […]

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DIY IEP – How to create your own plan to meet your child’s unique needs

I provide insight on how IEPs are crafted, how to make appropriate goals, and a great deal of common interventions and supports to use to enhance your child’s educational experience. More about Jillian Newkirk: Jillian Newkirk Meet Jillian Newkirk, LCPC, MSEd, Type 73, Founder of Fly on the Wall CounselingI am a Licensed Clinical Professional […]

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Understanding and Improving Executive Function

Is your child’s lack of attention, organization, time management, and follow-through driving you crazy?  These challenges may be the result of poor executive function. In this presentation, find out what executive function is and learn strategies for helping your children and teens to develop it!  More about Jill Stowell: Jill Stowell Jill graduated from California State […]

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Understanding Your Struggling Student and Strategies That Can Help

When your bright child struggles with learning or attention, it’s confusing and frustrating for everyone involved. In this session, learn why some smart kids struggle, what can be done to change that permanently, and come away with simple strategies that you can apply today to support your struggling student. More about Jill Stowell: Jill Stowell […]

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Inclusive Friends: The IF Project

What IF we were taught to cherish each other regardless of differences?What IF we had the chance to create memories with friends who have new ideas?What IF frustration and stress were seen as opportunities to develop patience and compassion?What IF you were part of a new inspiring mission in home education – paving the way […]

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Auditory Processing Presentation

Are you constantly having to repeat yourself?Does your child’s teacher say he has an attention problem, but you know it’s something else?Does she easily get “lost” in conversations or confused with just a few instructions?We’ll discuss the crucial role of the auditory processing system and how sound therapy and audio-vocal training can dramatically improve learning.  […]

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