When a homeschooled child seems to flounder for no easily identified reason, parents often exhaust themselves in their search 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. What is dyslexia? If you think it is only transposing letters, you need to come to this workshop! We will also explore reasons you may or may not decide on formal testing and how to do it.
Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Masters degree in Reading. Kristen left the classroom to write reading curriculum with her husband who has a Doctoral Degree in Reading. Homeschool families were in dire need of material they could relate to when their child struggled to learn to read. Kristen has worked with families of struggling learners consistently for the last 17 years while she has stayed home to homeschool her two sons. She knows the heart of a homeschool parent
because she is one! She is not the specialist that will imply in any way that your child cannot succeed and soar at home. She stays very busy testing, tutoring, and providing a variety of products and services through her educational business, The Struggling Reader. Kristen has been speaking at conferences all over the United States in the areas of Reading, Reading Challenges, Best Teaching Practices for those that Struggle, What is Dyslexia? and Encouragement for the parents in the trenches. She is a firm believer that EVERY child can learn…so they are Learning DIFFERENCES, not Disabilities. She brings both a wealth of knowledge and a visible passion to all of her