Category Archives for Visual Processing Disorder

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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Enhance Learning with Sensory Layers

This live presentation will air on:Friday – September 23rd – 3pm Pacific TimeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!A teacher who relies only on textbooks is like an artist with only one crayon. It’s much easier to create a masterpiece when you acquire a wider […]

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Super Strategies for Homeschooling Special Needs

This workshop was presented in the 2011 Super Summit which was a free live teleconference, and is now Plus members-only content.”Super Strategies for Homeschooling Children With Special Needs” This presentation was an interview-based question and answer strategy session from our 2011 Super Summit.  Heather Laurie was actually a substitute for another speaker and she jumped in with […]

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Homeschooling in an Intense Home

This workshop was presented in the 2014 Special Needs Conference which was a free live online conference, and is now Plus members-only content.”Homeschooling in an Intense Home” HELP! How can I peacefully homeschool when I have children with special needs? How do I overcome the frustrations and the chaos? After over a decade of homeschooling my […]

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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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Homeschooling Multiple Children with Differing Needs

This workshop was presented in the 2015 Special Needs Conference which was a free live online conference, and is now members-only content. Congratulations! You have been blessed with children. Every child is different in their needs and abilities but how do you make that work in homeschooling when there are huge gaps. I have 5 […]

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Homeschooling with Autistic Children

Do you feel like every day is Autism Awareness day in your house?  Many parents feel this way. Rebecca Ruiz, past member of the Special Needs Advisory Board for HECOA says, "It feels even more so because we are homeschooling." When you first take your autistic child out of public school you might feel scared […]

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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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