Shawna Wingert is a special education teacher turned writer, speaker and consultant. She is also a homeschooling mom of two brilliant boys with differences and special needs. Shawna has written four books for parents of special needs – Everyday Autism, Special Education at Home and Parenting Chaos and her newest, Homeschooling Your Child With Special Needs: Practical Encouragement and Support for Learning With Differences.
A child who learns differently needs a different approach. It sounds simple, but the reality is anything but! In this session, Shawna Wingert, a former special education teacher and mom of two boys with special needs, shares the research behind play based learning, as well as practical strategies to help your learner thrive (and have a little fun in the process). ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism and Anxiety are a few of the various examples included in this encouraging discussion.
Is taking a strength based approach to your child’s learning taking the easy way out or worse, spoiling your child? Decades of research says, “No.” Join Shawna Wingert, former special education teacher and Strength Finders specialist trained by the Gallup Organization, as she shares everything you need to uncover and begin to use your child’s strengths as a foundation for learning. Yes, even if your child seems to only be interested in video games or YouTube, you can use your child’s natural interests to formulate learning plans that actually work (even in areas of academic weakness!). This example filled session walks you through everything you need to get started.