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The Charlotte Mason Co-opSpring 2022 SemesterOnline Classes Register NOW! Classes starting soon! We’re starting the Spring 2022 semester soon! And we’d LOVE to have you join us! Join The Charlotte Mason Co-op here >>> It’s a place where you can find your Charlotte Mason community, choose your Charlotte Mason classes, and do it all “Charlotte Mason Your Way!” How The Charlotte Mason Co-op Works: We’ve added an option this semester to take classes without joining the co-op, but I stillRead More →

Know and Tell by Karen Glass - Charlotte Mason Book Discussion

Having trouble with narration? I understand – it can be especially frustrating if your child also has special needs. We’re addressing all those challenges in our next book discussion! Join us for our “Mom’s Night Out” Book Discussion all about Narration! We’ll be reading Know and Tell: The Art of Narration by Karen Glass – and we’ll be approaching narration from a Special Needs / Developmental viewpoint. We’re starting on Monday, Nov. 29th! It’s all part of my Special NeedsRead More →

Autism Awareness Month Should be Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Awareness (AND ACCEPTANCE) Month A Different Perspective from an Autistic Adult and Special Needs Consultant, Amy Bodkin, EdS Amy is an Autistic adult. Autism Awareness Month starts on April 1st. And while she appreciates “awareness,” she prefers “acceptance.” She’s also the mother of two children with Autism (as well various other special needs diagnoses). She’s a Special Needs Consultant for homeschooling families. And she provides Consultations for other professionals who treat children with a variety of special needs, includingRead More →

Executive Functioning 101: How to Teach Your Child to Clean Their Room! - Special Needs Homeschooling

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING SKILLS 101: How to Teach Your Child to Clean Their Room! (And Still Respect Personhood) Can’t get your child to clean their room? They might need a little help with executive functioning skills!  “Executive functioning skills” includes day-to-day skills such as working memory, flexible thinking, and self-monitoring. These skills help us organize, plan, and prioritize tasks and help keep us focused on those tasks.  And ALL of that is needed when approaching a big project like cleaning aRead More →

Organizing to Support Executive Functioning Skills for You and Your Child

ORGANIZING TO SUPPORT EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING SKILLS for You AND Your Children! Sometimes we can ALL use a little help with executive functioning skills!  “Executive functioning skills” includes day-to-day skills such as working memory, flexible thinking, and self-monitoring. These skills help us organize, plan, and prioritize tasks and help keep us focused on those tasks.  But if you or your children have trouble in this area, there are some things you can do to help! In this video, Amy shows youRead More →

Special Needs Homeschooling? You Can Do It! Do you need help homeschooling a child with special needs? Our Special Needs Consultant, Amy Bodkin, Ed.S., has been with The Plenary for one year now! In that time, she’s helped 100 children from 53 families. To celebrate this, I asked some of those families to submit videos to tell Amy just how much she means to them and how much she has helped them! See what other homeschooling families have said aboutRead More →

Special Needs Homeschooling Online Conf 2020 - Speakers Amy Bodkin and Temple Grandin

Special Needs Homeschooling Online Conference with Dr. Temple Grandin and Amy Bodkin, Ed.S. How do you homeschool when your child has special needs?  Your Special Needs Homeschooling Questions Answered Amy Bodkin, Ed.S., Special Needs Consultant here at CMP, will be a guest speaker at this year’s Homeschooling Special Needs Online Conference – along with Dr. Temple Grandin. Amy, who is an Autistic adult like Dr. Grandin, says the honor of speaking at the same conference brings her own journey full-circle:Read More →

Special Needs Homeschooling Developmental Approach to the Charlotte Mason Method

Taking a Developmental Approach to Special Needs Homeschooling Using the Charlotte Mason Method What Form or grade should your child be in? How do you know where to place your child within the Charlotte Mason method? What are the steps your child needs to take next? “Every child is a PERSON, not a diagnosis.” – Amy Bodkin, Ed.S. A Developmental Approach to the Charlotte Mason Method Amy Bodkin, Ed.S., Special Needs Consultant at CMP, takes a Developmental approach to specialRead More →

Helping Kids through a Crisis

HELPING KIDS THROUGH A CRISIS by Amy Bodkin, Ed.S. Special Needs Consultant Parents, don’t be afraid to throw your schedule to the wind for a bit during this uncertain time. Some of the most important life lessons we learn are those that we learn from living life together! Let me tell you a story from my childhood: We had an ice storm in the Southeast when I was a kid, and we were without power for a week (and withoutRead More →

Behavior and bridging the communication gap VIDEO SERIES VIDEO #3: CREATING EFFECTIVE RULES by Amy Bodkin, Ed.S. Special Needs Consultant Today we are going to talk about ways to build a solid foundation for communication by creating effective rules. Here are 4 simple guidelines that you want to keep in mind when making rules: WATCH VIDEO HERE Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to The Plenary’s YouTube channel so you get NOTIFIED about each new video!  You can also download a freeRead More →