user Login

To start connecting please log in first. You can also create an account.

You are browsing the archive for special needs.

by admin

Learning to Be Wrong

Posted on Oct 21 2014 by admin

by Kyndra Steinman Does this ever happen at your house? You are teaching a math lesson and ask your student, “What number, plus six, equals fourteen?” “Seven,” he replies positively. “No,” you say, “that’s incorrect.” And the arguing commences… “I know that’s right; I counted!” “You’re wrong, Mom.” “The book is printed wrong.” And so […]

Posted in Hearts and Hands |
 Comments Off

by admin

Special Needs and Parents’ Rights

Posted on Aug 31 2014 by admin

Q. May I remove my preschooler with special needs from school and educate him at home? Are there additional requirements? A. According to the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), school districts must locate, identify, and evaluate children aged 3–22 who have disabilities affecting educational performance. Local school systems then provide special-education services to these […]

Posted in Homeschool Q&A |
 Comments Off

by Yvonne Bunn

IEP and Notice of Intent

Posted on Aug 3 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Since my child had an IEP, is there anything extra I need to do when I file my Notice of Intent? A. Even though your child had an IEP for public school, there is nothing additional you need to do when filing to homeschool your child. Like all parents who comply with the homeschool […]

Posted in Homeschool Q&A |
 Comments Off

by admin

Tips for Helping a Child With Auditory Processing Issues Follow Verbal Instructions

Posted on May 20 2014 by admin

by Kyndra Steinmann This scene happens frequently in our house: Me: “Mouse, please go upstairs, make your bed, pick up the clothes on the floor, and bring down your laundry.” Mouse starts obediently up the stairs, gets about halfway up, and stops: “What did you want me to do?” Me: “Mouse, please go upstairs, make […]


by admin

Teaching the Child with Communication Challenges

Posted on Apr 29 2014 by admin

By Judi Munday   In recent years, I have observed a marked increase in the number of students who struggle with language-based learning deficits. They struggle with reading comprehension, written and oral expression, memory, and listening comprehension. These children are students who knew their lesson one day, yet seem clueless when asked about that same […]


by Yvonne Bunn

Special-Needs Requirements

Posted on Oct 13 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Are there extra requirements to homeschool a child with special needs? Are they still eligible for services like speech and occupational therapy (OT)? A. A child with special needs has the right to be homeschooled, and the parents of a child with special needs has the same rights to homeschool as any other parent […]

Posted in Homeschool Q&A |
 Comments Off

by Yvonne Bunn

Special-Needs Resources

Posted on Oct 28 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. I have a child who is struggling to learn. I may need to have him tested, but I don’t know where to begin. Can you help? A. I know this can be a challenging situation for you and for your child who wants to learn, but is struggling for reasons he cannot understand. Here […]

Posted in Homeschool Q&A |
 Comments Off

by admin

General Interest Items – October 3, 2012

Posted on Sep 30 2012 by admin

2.1 Workshop: Music, Learning, and the Brain – Virginia Beach – Register by October 12 2.2 Richmond Symphony Lollipops Concert Series – Richmond – Begins October 27 2.3 Orphan Sunday – Nationwide – November 4 2.4 Short Story Contest – Deadline is February 15, 2013   2.1 Workshop: Music, Learning, and the Brain – Virginia […]

Posted in General |
 Comments Off

by admin

Homeschool Items – October 3, 2012

Posted on Sep 30 2012 by admin

1.1 Fire and Personal Safety Show – Virginia Beach – October 5 1.2 Struggling Learner Seminar with Dianne Craft – Chesterfield – November 2 and 3   1.1 Fire and Personal Safety Show – Virginia Beach – October 5 Fire and EMS Training Center 927 S. Birdneck Road Virginia Beach, VA Friday, October 5, 2012, […]

Posted in Homeschool Items |
 Comments Off

by admin

General Interest Items – September 12, 2012

Posted on Sep 9 2012 by admin

2.1 Free Goochland Farms Tour – Goochland Area – September 15 2.2 Henricus 1611 Publick Days - Chester – September 15 and 16 2.3 Free2BMe After School Club – Richmond – Ongoing 2.4 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – Register by September 21 2.5 Go Green Expo – Newport News – September 22 2.6 Beautiful Brokenness Events – […]

Posted in General |
 Comments Off