31 Days of Homeschooling Using Disney Parks: Pirates of the Caribbean

One of my favorite rides at Magic Kingdom is the Pirates of the Caribbean.  Just like Haunted Mansion is Logan’s go to ride, I insist on this one.  Now, Logan is not a fan of the drop in the beginning.  When we first started going to the parks with our annual passes, we certainly had… Read More »

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Motor Skills Development As Part Of Our At Home OT Program

Motor skills development as part of our at home OT program. There are as many reasons for this as there are diagnoses. In our home, we have a combination of dyspraxia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and SPD. From the very beginning, motor skills were a big focus with our occupational therapy. We discovered incredible tools to use… Read More »

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How To Use Bowling In Your RDI Program For Autism

How to use use bowling in your RDI program for autism. What is RDI? How does one use bowling in their RDI program for autism? Why would someone use bowling as an RDI activity?     RDI is teaching a child with autism how to integrate the flow of information. Unlike ABA, it teaches a child… Read More »

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How long should you let your child dictate his writing assignments?

How long should you let your child dictate his writing assignments? As a parent of a child with autism who hates the feel of pencil on paper, this is an ongoing question I ask myself.  Am I harming him my letting him dictate his writing assignments?  Will he ever be able to write an essay on… Read More »

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Writeshop Is My Writing Curriculum For Our Homeschool

Writeshop is my writing curriculum for our homeschool. I love this program for kindergarten through high school whether special needs is involved or not.   No worries! You can join in the program at any level and still be successful.  We will use Writeshop 1 this year as my reluctant writer, Madison, enters 9th grade…. Read More »

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Charlotte Mason’s Call To Parents

Last year ,at the Living Education Retreat, Art Middlekauf gave a resounding finale plenary on Charlotte Mason’s call to parents.  He broke down what he perceived would have been the parent’s responsibilities of a child who attended her school.  They break down into 3 calls that pertain to any parent not just ones who pursue… Read More »

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