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April 2014 Holidays and Activities

Need a special gift? See: Gifted by Grace April 2–World Autism Day;  Light it up blue for Autism! Articles about Autism and about Asperger’s Syndrome as well as other special needs. April 9 — Day of Valour in the Philippines; Kids’ activities April 12 — Cosmonautics Day in Russia; Cosmonaut coloring pages. Russia Coloring pages. …

Testimonials

Early Education “Interesting website (for) moms who give importance to their kid(s) early education.” — Charisse, ChildUp Schooling Abroad PACE refers to The Education Cafe in its article about spelling challenges unique to TCKs attending national schools. Jan 24, 2013. Article referred: Should My Child Attend a National School. (Jan 17, 2013). “This amazing blog…

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7 Secrets to Finding the Best Homeschool Curriculum

—Delana H. Stewart A colleague sent me this little e-booklet last year, and I finally got around to reading it. Carletta Sanders of Successful Homeschooling does a good job of helping families think through a variety of concerns when searching for a good homeschool curriculum for their children.   Carletta breaks down the different methods…

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Special Needs or Just a Phase?

[Formerly Posted as Recognizing Special Needs] –Delana H Stewart Undiagnosed Learning Needs Many times students in homeschool and national school environments have learning needs or special needs that go undiagnosed.  Oftentimes, this is because those of us working with these students do not know the signs to look for.  We just think our child or…

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ADD and Things Kids Say

–-Delana H. Stewart Sometimes it is nice to know you are not alone in child raising, parenting, educating, and/or dealing with children who have ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, other learning challenges or neurological disorders. Three years ago in 2010, I wrote the following post. *********************************************************************************************************************************** With my teenagers now out of the house, much of…

Free Books

Free and Low Cost Online Books for 8th Graders 25 Places to Read Books online Two Colorful, downloadable children’s books by Noel Piper: Most of All Jesus Loves You Do You Want a Friend? (about moving to a new place) ********************************************************************************************* Light Up Your Brain (link corrected 4/28/14) Read and listen for free to children’s…

Help for Children with Central Auditory Language Processing Disorders

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Education-Cafe/243238679083084 (The sources for the following information are provided in links or brackets after the given information.  More information can be found by clicking on the links given in this article.) What is CAPD/CALPD/APD and what are the symptoms? Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a learning disability that can cause a child to have…

Special Needs Articles to Download

Brain Development of Youth Developmental Delay, Learning Disability Eating Disorders Educating Children with Dyslexia Educating Children with Asperger Syndrome Overachievers and Underachievers Central Auditory Language Processing Disorders Diagnosing ADD and ADHD Helping ADD and ADHD Students Learn Effectively Helping Kids Be Overcomers Brain Exercises and Midline Helping Students with Learning Challenges Recognizing Special Needs Tips…

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Developmental Delay, Learning Disability, or Neurological Disorder

Much misunderstanding, even among professionals, occurs because of an unclear use of terminology regarding developmental delays, learning disabilities, and neurological spectrum disorders. Many people use these terms interchangeably. Though overlap often appears among the three, distinct differences also exist. Parents, counselors, teachers, school administrators, medical professionals, and especially today’s children will reap great benefits from investigating a clearer understanding of learning needs.