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Parents of struggling learners

Parents of struggling learners

Raising Exceptional Children: Geniuses to Those with Learning Disabilities

Dara and Tracy raised two boys with genius IQ’s and homeschooled them successfully! One of these children also had ADHD, dyslexia, and Asperger’s syndrome. The other three boys were of average intelligence and successfully graduated in spite of dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD and ADHD. Each is on a very unique path, but all are becoming the men that God created them to be.

Better Brain, Better Behavior

Dr. Naumann will explain how brain function impacts behavior and learning. She will share about neuroanatomy and where specific functions are performed in the brain, as well as how to influence better function. You will learn useful strategies for controlling and improving your child’s behavior, particularly in children with ADHD, Autism, developmental delays and learning difficulties.

I Just Forgot! Attention, Memory, and Processing Speed

For many struggling learners, before academic breakthroughs can occur, underlying weaknesses in memory, Attention, processing speed (and other areas) need to be addressed. Beth Ellen will discuss some of the possible breakdown points as well as provide some suggestions and exercises to support students with struggles in these areas.

Dyslexia Remediation Options

Beth Ellen draws upon her experience with dozens of dyslexics to help parents compare several different approaches to dyslexia remediation with which she has experience including Orton-Gillingham phonics based remediations, Davis Dyslexia remediation and approaches such as National Institute for Learning Differences and Fast ForWord that address underlying neural pathway weaknesses such as memory, attention, processing speed, and sequencing.

How to Help Your Children Become Self-Motivated

Are you tired of working so hard to get your child to do their work or make the right choices? When will they be self-motivated? How can you help them develop this? Discipline is when parents provide external motivation for right choices (which is a necessary part of the process). Discipleship is when parents help children develop their own motivation for making the right choices because of their love for Christ. In this session, we will discuss how to make the difficult transition from discipline to discipleship.

Equipping Yourself for the Struggling Learner Journey

Whether you have an official diagnosis, or simply suspect that something is just not clicking the way it should, your journey with a struggling learner is unique. Beyond the search for an effective curriculum, there is much more to learn in order to be the most effective parent/teacher for your beloved child. Join us for a helpful and encouraging discussion of the challenges you face with a struggling learner.

Does My Child Have a Learning Disability?

When a homeschooled child seems to flounder for no easily identified reason, parents often exhaust themselves in their research for answers. At some point a parent may wonder if there might be a learning disability at the root of their child’s struggle. Kristen has designed this workshop to help parents sort out the difference between routine struggles and those that could well be a learning disability.

No Quitting Allowed

This class will teach parents the value of setting goals/standards, consistency and the importance of follow through. It's easy for parents and students to quit when things are challenging. Understanding that parents must work in the parameters of their child's medical diagnosis, there are still strong possibilities for success and moving your child past self-imposed limits and excuses. This class is designed to encourage parents with struggling learners and offer them practical solutions for success.

Helping Your ADD/ADHD Child Cope (Cheryl)

Carter will share practical ways parents of ADD/ADHD can help organize their children and get them to stay on task with their schoolwork and so much more. This is based on her new book, Organize Your ADD/ADHD Child.

What Is an Auditory Processing Disorder?

A child may have perfect hearing and excellent speech but be diagnosed with an auditory processing problem. What does that mean? What are the symptoms? How is it evaluated and managed?