Reading/Writing

Methods and Curriculums that Work: Online Learning

As we approach Thanksgiving I have been pondering my life. After 13 years of homeschooling, thoughts about my homeschool journey always shine brightly. I love homeschooling my precious little boys, and I am especially...

Help Children with Speech Disorders Learn to Read

Perhaps your child has a speech problem; not one of those cute “developmental” speech errors that will go away on its own, but errors that persist and make him hard to understand.  If so,...

How to Help a Teen with Autism Develop a Love of Reading

As my son's 7th grade year came to a close, we noticed that it was impossible to get him to read for pleasure. His mind was too focused on movies, television, Wii or Xbox...

Immunize Against Illiteracy, Enhance Language Development

"Reading to your child is one of the most important language development activities you can do. I recommend that you read to your child daily."   ~ Diane Bahr, MS., CCC-SLP Do you know that more than 1/3...

Parenting Neurodiversity: Write Yourself a Love Poem

As busy parents and caregivers of children with special needs, we tend to expend our energy away from ourselves and into the constant care, loving and duties of our children. As a writing coach, in...

Using Poetry Therapy for Inner Healing: Six Steps to Issue Resolution

When people tell their own stories through poems, songs and journals, it provides vital material for the therapeutic process: It deepens their connection to their inner voice, allows cathartic release, greater self-awareness, new insights...