Category Archives for Dyslexia

Flipboard for homeschooling on the spectrum

This workshop was presented in the 2016 Special Needs Conference – December 7, 2016 Don’t Flip Out…Flipboard!!  Come and learn a fantastic FREE tool for incorporating technology in a safe, creative environment.  Flipboard is a major part of Lynne’s homeschooling of her 17 year old high functioning autistic son. In this seminar Lynne will show how Flipboard […]

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Planning and goal setting with a special needs child

This workshop was presented in the 2016 Special Needs Conference – December 7, 2016  Planning your Homeschooling Special Needs Journey  Homeschooling an exceptional child is a journey. What do you need to know to get to your destination? Your child struggles with some part of learning, or perhaps has given up. How do you establish wise […]

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Transitioning HFA from homeschool to independence

High Functioning Autism: Transitioning From Homeschool to IndependenceThis live presentation aired on:December 6, 2016 – Special Needs Conference”In a 2008 study of 200 families with transition-age and adult children with an ASD, conducted by the University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University CARD, 74% of the respondents were unemployed and 74% of those employed worked less than […]

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Joyous Connections: A Master Storyteller’s Secrets for Reaching and Teaching Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

This live presentation aired on:December 6, 2016 – Special Needs ConferenceIn this adult seminar, Jim demonstrates how stories and storytelling are a powerful source of life skills and academic content for children and adults with special needs and challenges. Students will learn how experiencing stories profoundly increases learning and retention and improves communication. Jim will […]

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How to Beat the Falling Behind Cycle

This live presentation aired on:December 6, 2016 – Special Needs ConferenceWhat do you do when someone tells you that your special needs child is “behind”? We beat ourselves up every day trying to shake this, and constantly compare our child to others their age who have no diagnosis. In this keynote, you will learn some […]

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Special Needs Parents Roundtables 2015

The roundtable discussions were led by homeschool parents who are homeschooling or have homeschooled special needs children.  They began a variety of discussion points, and the audience was invited to participate with their feedback, questions, and tips!  This was truly an incredible, effective panel:Amy and Anthony Palethorpe Belinda Ballantyne Ruth Agla REPLAYS for the Roundtable sessions […]

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Homeschooling a Child with Learning Challenges

This workshop was presented in the 2015 Special Needs Conference – REGISTER HERE for FREE live access! How do you homeschool a child with special needs? Kathy Kuhl discusses how to customize curriculum, schedule, and plans for your child’s unique strengths, weaknesses, and interests. She shows you how to find materials and get support, and how to decide […]

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Create A Family Passion for Reading

Presentation by Shiloah Baker  Tired of pulling your hair out with trying to get your kids to read more?  Need inspiration on how to get your family to enjoy reading time?  What about good books to read for various ages?  Bookmark

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Beating Reading Difficulties

by Judy Waitley, past board member of HECOA Special Needs Advisory Board Approximately 10 million children in the United States alone suffer from reading disabilities.  Not only does this affect their ability to learn to read but it affects every area of their lives.  Out of the 10 million children that are diagnosed with reading […]

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Reading Strategies for the Non Reader

Reading Strategies for the Non-Reader –  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 […]

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