Archive for the Special Needs Category

Grief in the New Year

Grief and the New Year By Heidi Forney   Grief might seem to be a strange subject to talk about at this time of the year. Usually at the beginning of a new year blog posts are all about how to restart your school year after hitting that mid-year

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Holidays, Homeschooling, and Special Needs

  Holidays, Homeschooling, and Special Needs   by Heidi Forney   With any family, the holidays can be full of hustle and bustle as you try finish up gifts and cards for your family and friends, cooking that special dish for the potluck at church on Sunday,

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Audio Homeschooling

Audio Homeschooling! by Heidi Forney   There are times with our typical kids that audio books come in handy. In the car, at nap time, definitely. But with our special needs children audio books can not only be a great tool for learning, but in many ways

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Take Time for a Nap

Take Time for a Nap     by Heidi Forney   This morning started off at 3 or 4 AM when your special needs child woke up bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, AND screaming at the top of his lungs that his ears hurt. Until 8 AM you had to cuddle, soothe, and practice

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It’s Not Working

Its Not Working!   by Heidi Forney   You hit a wall. Your special needs child simply cannot figure out how to solve her times tables. Or tie his shoe laces. Or for that matter write her alphabet without letters being written backwards, upside down, or so

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Homeschooling in Crisis Mode

Homeschooling in Crisis MODE (aka When Someone Is in the Hospital or too Sick to “Do School”)   by Heidi Forney   So you found out that your child needs surgery and will be in the hospital for a week, a few weeks, or a few months. Or

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Homeschooling on the Run

Homeschooling on the Run     by Heidi Forney When your child has special needs there are extra “gifts” that come along with your specially-gifted child. Gifts like multiple doctor appointments, occupational, speech or physical therapy, counseling, and meetings with various specialists who can provide other services

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Can I Homeschool My Special Needs Child?

Yes, You CAN Homeschool Your Special Needs Child! by Heidi Forney   You suspect that your child has or may have various special needs.   Or maybe they have already been diagnosed?   Special needs may be emotional, physical, medical, developmental, behavioral, or any combination.   Does this change

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