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:
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 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
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.
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.
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!
See you there!