Special Needs Homeschooling Online Conference with Temple Grandin & Amy Bodkin

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:

"For me, I am excited not only to continue being a professional resource and Autistic voice for homeschooling, but also to have come full-circle personally.

The first time I ever had any inkling that I might be Autistic was when a friend took me to hear Temple Grandin speak more than 15 years ago. I had no idea who Dr. Grandin was, but she started talking about things like thinking in pictures, and everyone in the room was hanging on to every word she said. Meanwhile I was looking around the room thinking 'Why is everyone so excited about this?!? Doesn't everyone do this?!?'

It has been quite a journey since then, and I am honored to now have the opportunity to be a voice for children."

Amy Bodkin, Ed.S.
Special Needs Consultant

Amy takes a developmental approach to homeschooling in consultating with families who have special needs children – because every child  has unique strengths and weaknesses. And, as she so often reassures families during consultations, every child is a PERSON, not a diagnosis.

Guidance from a Professional, Certified Expert

And Amy knows what she’s talking about! She has more than 15 years of experience as a School Psychologist and Special Needs Consultant. And she’s a homeschooling mom!

Here are some of her credentials:

  • Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) with an emphasis in Neuropsychology
  • Masters Degree in Educational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology

She’s helped so many families through her Special Needs Consultations and the Special Needs Developmental Form Guide that she wrote. 

Now she is bringing all that expertise and common-sense know-how to the Homeschooling Special Needs Online Conference. 

Here are the two topics that Amy will be speaking about at the conference:

Session Topic #1: "To See Each Child as an Individual"

The fundamental truth that “Children are Born Persons” is the primary focus of this session. 

"The most foundational part of any special needs education MUST begin with seeing the child as a person. So often, we focus our attention on deficits and teaching skills. But how different can education be when we focus on seeing the person instead of the diagnosis? Charlotte Mason, an educational philosopher from the 19th century, began her philosophy with the principle that “Children are Born Persons,” and deserve all the respect due to persons. In this session, we will challenge our preconceived ideas about education to see beyond deficits and skills training. When we treat children as persons, it changes how we see them. It changes how we apply therapies; how we parent; how we relate to our children; and eventually it changes how they learn and grow. Join me for a complete paradigm shift that will revolutionize your homeschool."
Amy Bodkin, Ed.S.
Special Needs Consultant

Session Topic #2: "Building a Solid Foundation with a Developmental Approach to Homeschooling"

Amy’s Developmental Guide to Homeschooling with Special Needs has helped so many families. Approaching education from a developmental viewpoint can be the difference between a child struggling to learn – or a child who thrives with a love of learning.

In this session, she discusses the six different categories of child development and how each one helps you provide a solid foundation for your child’s education.

"When you build a house, you must begin with a solid foundation. So too in homeschooling, we need to look at the foundational aspects of child development: Social-Emotional, Communication, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Life Skills, and Cognitive Development. Balance within these six areas is the key to creating a rich learning environment and a full and happy future. Join me as I walk you through each of the six main categories, and we take a deep dive into Communication. Even if your child is nonverbal, communication development still applies because every child speaks through behavior. Learn how you can help your child enhance his relationship with the world around him by building a solid foundation."
Amy Bodkin, Ed.S.
Special Needs Consultant

Join Amy, Temple Grandin, and other speakers for help, encouragement, and strategies for homeschooling with special needs.

When you register for the conference, you’ll get LIFETIME access to ALL the topic sessions. Each talk will be recorded so you can watch (or rewatch!) them on your own schedule. Win-win!

Register now! 

See you there! 

Rachel

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