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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…

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…

Recognizing Special Needs

Delana H Stewart Many times students in home school 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 student is going through a phase or is…

Especially for Dads

With Father’s Day only one month away, I want to call attention to some articles on this blog that are especially by dads for dads. After the articles, I’ve listed some recommended books for dads (possible Father’s Day presents) and some links to other articles of interest. Importance of the Father in the Life of…

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A Voice and a Stage

“Everyone has a voice and a stage and the ability to impact the world in a positive way,” says Jen Bricker, author of Everything is Possible. Most parents that I have met want to know how to help their children be the best they can be physically, emotionally, socially, academically, and spiritually–in spite of any physical disabilities or learning disabilities they may have. Jen inspires us to do just that!

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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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Types of Curriculum: Technological Learning

by: Delana H. Stewart (See also: Five Types of Curriculum) One type of home school curriculum is Technological Learning which includes internet and software based programs. Some popular online high school programs include: NorthStar Academy Sevenstar Academy The Potter’s School Veritas Press   What questions should I ask when considering various online high schools? Here…

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…

October Holidays and Activities

October 5th—World and International Teacher’s Day 2nd Monday—Columbus Day http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/octoberholidays/l/bloct11th.htm Columbus Virtual Field Trip  Christopher Columbus and Other Famous People October 19th–Star Spangled Banner First Sung In 1814. October 28th—Statue of Liberty’s birthday http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/octoberholidays/l/bloct28th.htm Statue of Liberty Constitutional Virtual Field Trip in Philadelphia ****************************************************************** Math– The Hotlist for Virtual Field Trips list these math-related e-trips:…