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.
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