Peggy Ployhar

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Sparking A Child's Heart to Shine for God

By Cheryl Swope, M.Ed <br>In the book Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child, I share how my two children, despite their significant …

Teaching Your Child to Write: Getting Thoughts On Paper

By Mary Winfield<br>Once you have worked on sizing, alignment, and spacing, it is time to help your child put their thoughts together into sentences and …

How to Track IEP Goals

By Amy Vickrey, MSE<br>After you have gathered your documents, written your goals, and decided on your accommodations, you are ready to start working …

The 9 questions to ask yourself before homeschooling your child.

Often, parents hesitate to homeschool their children with special needs because they do not believe they are equipped and prepared to homeschool. …

The Lows and Highs of Assistive Technology

By Tracy Criswell<br>Many parents hear the word assistive technology and automatically think that it will be expensive. This is not the case though. …

How Technology Helped Me Cheat Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Gearing Up for the New School Year

By Jennifer Cullimore, The Therapy Mama<br>I don’t know about you, but I love fresh starts. I have always loved the beginning of school, whether it was …

Writing an IEP: Accommodations and Modifications

By Amy Vickrey, MSE<br>After you have done preparation before, and then you have written your child’s IEP goals, you need to think about the tools your …

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Education: The Homeschooling Option

Opinion<p>Posted: Jul 29, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Americans have …

Benefits of Learning American Sign Language

By Amy Vickrey, MSE<br>American Sign Language is a beautiful and useful language to know. I have used it many times in my adult life to communicate with …

DIY Occupational Therapy Tips

By Dawn Spence<br>We have been blessed to have a wonderful Occupational Therapist that comes to our home to work with our daughter. Occupational Therapy …

Unconditional Acceptance: Step 3 in Cultivating Your Child's Heart for Instruction

By Peggy Ployhar<br>In the previous article in this series on parenting anger, I mentioned this next step is the glue which helps hold the integrity and …

How to Write IEP Goals and Objectives

By Amy Vickrey, MSE<br>The first post in this series on writing an IEP covered the things you should do before you start. Once you have followed the four …

How to Homeschool Your Autistic Child

There's a well-known saying that goes: "if you've met one child with autism you've met one child with autism." In other words, every child with …

Teaching Your Child to Write: Putting Letters and Words Together

By Mary Winfield<br>Now that your learner has worked through fine motor skill problems and can write letters, it is time to put it all together!<br>Usually …

The Benefits of Using Teaching as a Learning Tool

By Jennifer Duncan<br>Raising and teaching gifted children is an amazingly fun challenge, but it is a challenge. Something that I have learned over the …

Rewards vs. Bribes: A Case for Using External Motivators

By Jill Camacho<br>Have you tried absolutely everything to motivate your child to get their school work done? Are you using incentives and worried about …

4 Things to Prepare Before Writing Your Child's IEP

By Dawn Spence<br>A common abbreviation that is used in special education is an IEP. It stands for your child’s individualized education plan, and it …

Free or Inexpensive Outdoor Learning Activities

By Amy Vickrey, MSE<br>With summer comes thoughts of outdoor activities and fun. For those that live in states where there is snow and ice for many …

A Case for Embracing Silliness in Your Homeschool

By Cheryl Swope, M.Ed<br>Far and few, far and few<br>Are the lands where the Jumblies live.<br>— Edward Lear<br>Amidst all the academic rigor, children need a little …

Teaching Your Child to Write: The 3 Steps of Forming Letters

By Mary Winfield<br>When teaching your child to form letters, it is important to use a variety of different methods and to keep their personal interests …

30+ Ways to Incorporate Learning into Your Summer Through Field Trips and Indoor Activities

By Amy Vickrey, MSE<br>Summertime can mean it is HOT!! While outdoor activities are popular, what happens when it rains or the weather becomes too hot to …

Vulnerability and Staying Connected When You Homeschool

By Jill Camacho<b><br>Allowing Yourself to be Vulnerable is Difficult</b><br>Live longer than just a few years, and you already know that! I've shared often on my …

Incorporating Water Play into Your Summer

By Amy Vickrey, MSE<br>As summer is in full swing, we start thinking about water fun and water activities. But what if we are in an area with limited …

Humble Authority: Step 2 in Cultivating Your Child’s Heart for Instruction

By Peggy Ployhar<br>My last article on parental integrity started a mini-series within the larger series of articles I am writing on parenting anger. The …

Using Good Stories to Compel Learning for Any Child

By Cheryl Swope, M.Ed<br>All of our children benefit from hearing good stories. Stories convey messages we need to hear. Some of these messages resonate …

Free and Affordable Online Special Education Homeschooling Resources

By Dawn Spence<br>One thing that I think all homeschooling parents can appreciate is free and affordable resources. There are many resources at our …

What to Do When a Child Doesn’t Remember What He Reads

By Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP<br>One of the most puzzling situations a mother finds herself in is when she has a child who can read the words in a book but …

Hands and Feet of Christ for Special Needs Families

By Jennifer Cullimore, The Therapy Mama<br>I love being with my children, and as a single, homeschooling mama with no family around I am literally with …

Will the Local School District Test My Homeschooled Child?

By Kimberly Vogel<br>As parents, we need to know what rights we have in our local district. I received misinformation when we started on our journey. …