Feeding the Brain
As the research has become so prevalent
concerning the brain/body connection,
many parents are employing modified
diets, low in sugar, colorings, and preservatives, to help their child learn more
easily. They often give natural food supplements during the day to help the child
focus on schoolwork. This is so much
easier to implement at home.
Many times these children have suffered
from social isolation or even bullying
in the school setting. Nobody means
for this to happen, but it just does. In
the home setting, the parent has the
freedom to choose beneficial, supervised social events such as activities at
4-H, homeschool co-op groups, church
events, drama groups, etc. Many children bloom under these supervised social settings, and healing begins.
When a Child Needs Therapies
When a child is in need of outside professional services such as speech, occupational, or physical therapy, there are
ways in which this can be provided.
1) Public school services. This ability
to access public school therapies without
enrolling your child in the school varies
state by state. Check with your statewide
homeschool support group for the regulations in your state.
2) Private therapies. The parents pay
for these services out of pocket and are
often successful receiving some insurance reimbursement, especially with a
pediatrician referral. For very affordable
services, many parents have found that
many facilities offer a sliding fee scale for
evaluations and speech or reading tutoring services.
Rest assured that homeschooling
struggling learners and children with
special needs works!
Questions? Email Dianne short questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dianne Craft has a Master’s Degree in
Learning Disabilities and is a Certified
Natural Health Professional. She teaches
graduate level courses and speaks widely
at homeschool conventions. See her powerful new Teacher-Training for Parents
DVD Series called The Struggling Learner
Seminar. Personal Internet/Phone/Skype
consultations are available. Dianne’s Right
Brain Reading Program has helped hundreds of children with dyslexia learn to
read and spell at grade level. Download
free Daily Lesson Plans for the Struggling Reader, Speller and Writer and her
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1. Dr. Steven Duvall, The Impact of Home Education on Learning Disabled Children: A Look at
New Research, August 1994.
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