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Parents of struggling learners

Parents of struggling learners

Dyslexia: Don't Be Afraid of the “D” Word

Dyslexia is a term used to describe those who struggle with language in the areas of reading, spelling and writing. Dyslexia is a condition that affects the language areas of the brain. Both Joanne and Pinkney have dyslexic sons and are trained in the Orton-Gillingham method of remediation. While speaking from both their personal and professional experiences, they will discuss Orton-Gillingham remediation techniques. Regardless of time and financial constraints, there are effective options for all.

Teaching Writing to Special Needs Children (Even if They Can't Write)

Showing parents how to teach special needs children how to write stories—even if they can't write. Special needs children and adults can still write stories. I know. I have a special needs son. You can open their minds to a new and exciting way of expressing themselves.

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs/Attachment Disorder

Although geared towards foster/adoptive parents with children who have faced early trauma, this workshop contains great advice for all parents who battle strong-willed and resistant children. Knowing there is no perfect curriculum, no perfect teacher, and no perfect homeschool will help you focus on whether it is more important to win your children’s hearts or win the battle. Join Marty as she unravels the difference with humor and personal experience.

Kids Are Writers Too

Writing is fun to teach. Don't believe me? I have a plan that will make your writing class fun, fun, fun. Is your child eight years old, twelve years old or fifteen years-old? They can love writing. I will show you how to teach writing in a fun and meaningful way. You will love your writing class from this day forward. (This talk is taken from my book of the same name.)

Surviving Struggling to Read

What do you do when school just isn't as easy as it should be? When reading isn't happening when you thought it would? Melanie and her son, Samuel—who learned to read when he was eleven, and is graduating this weekend with academic scholarship offers—talk about the struggle they both had. They will give you hope for the future!

Help for Struggling Readers and Those Trying to Teach Them

Does your son or daughter seem to be faltering in his or her efforts to learn to read? Is it the curriculum? Is it you? Based on current research, this workshop is designed to help parents better understand the most essential elements of the reading process, along with those critical ingredients that must be emphasized to produce a successful, capable reader. Attend this workshop to become a "reading specialist" and to be encouraged in an area many fear.

Finding Pieces to the Puzzle

Beth brings her background as a registered nurse, case manager and certified rehabilitation specialist (C.R.R.N.) to this workshop. In this workshop, Beth will introduce the S.O.A.P. method to help you develop an educational plan for your child with special needs and help you locate that missing puzzle piece. Plan to leave this workshop feeling strengthened and empowered to continue your special needs journey.

Multi-Sensory Teaching: A Game Changer!

For decades, learning specialists have understood the power of multi-sensory teaching. Often associated with learning disabilities, this dynamic teaching strategy has found a home in many non-disability settings as well. This workshop is designed to explain the research-based thinking behind multi-sensory teaching methods. Practical suggestions will be given for adding this powerful strategy to your own classroom, giving you fresh ideas on how to approach teaching and how to teach well!

Adoption and Homeschooling: One Family's Experience

Adoption is becoming more prevalent, especially among homeschooling families. Many are adopting school-age children and worry about how to educate a child who is behind academically and who very often doesn't understand our culture and language. We have found that homeschooling is the best way to integrate your new child(ren) into the family. We give reasons that homeschooling is the best fit for the adopted child and their adoptive family, as well as some methods to integrate the new child into the family and achieve education at the same time.

Teaching the Learning Disabled Child

A learning disability presents many unique challenges to any teacher as they search for the most effective way to teach their child. Based on solid research, the teaching strategies and adaptations Kristen and her husband present in this workshop have been shown to effectively meet the needs of students who struggle with various learning disabilities.