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Rachel Anderson

Featured Speaker

Rachel Anderson has been homeschooling for 18 years. She has been married to Steve for 27 years and has been blessed with four children: Brady – 23; Logan – 22; Parker – 19; and Makenna – 15. Before homeschooling, she graduated from Cincinnati Christian University (formerly known as Cincinnati Bible College) with degrees in music and business. She worked in human resources, information technology, and as a music minister at her local church. Once she had children and started homeschooling, she realized that one of her children had significant learning struggles. As a result,

she has done considerable research learning how to teach the “struggling learner” in her family and loves to pass on her knowledge and experience to other parents looking for help. She recently received her Master’s in special education from Grand Canyon University.

Rachel travels across the country, helping parents with their homeschooling journey. She has graduated three children and has been thrilled with her kids’ success as adults. She corresponds with parents, helping guide and support them in their homeschooling journey. In her free time, Rachel loves to read and travel with her family. You can reach her at Rachel.homeschooling.champion@gmail.com.

Rachel’s Special Needs Workshops: 

Thursday noon-1 p.m.

Homeschool Your Child with Special Needs

The idea of homeschooling a child with special needs or learning struggles may seem overwhelming, but there is freedom when you understand that the requirements and red tape in the school systems do not apply to you. Not only can you provide consistent instruction using strategies that work for your children, but you can tailor their education based on their specific needs and interests.

Thursday 4-5 p.m.

Tips and Tricks to Teach Your Child with Special Needs

Teaching a child with special needs requires flexibility and patience. When parents understand their children’s learning strengths and struggles, they can modify their lessons to create an environment of learning. In this workshop, I will help you understand the learning strengths and struggles of some of the most common disabilities and give you tips and tricks you can use in your lessons to promote learning.

Session 1

If You’re Asking, the Answer Is YES, You Should Homeschool

Are you concerned that you are not qualified to provide a quality education for your children like they would receive in school? Well, you absolutely can! In this workshop, you will learn that you can provide a personalized, quality education tailored to your child’s needs, teaching them your values, and having them college ready—all while you build your family unit and make memories.

Session 3

Special Needs Panel

Session 4

Homeschooling Children with Different Learning Styles

Each child is unique and has specific strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. So, how do you teach such a wide variety of learners in your homeschool? Start by looking at your child’s needs, strengths, and interests. Then, look at your skill sets. And finally, find the curriculum or learning environment that best meets the needs of your family.