← Blog home

Category Archives: Special Needs

Who Puts the Blocks Together for the First Time?


When you get your Integer Block Kit in the mail, we hope you’re impressed by how brightly and beautifully it’s packaged.

When you get your Math-U-See blocks in the mail, we hope you’re impressed by how brightly and beautifully the packaging is. You open it up, and see each piece laid just right (probably for the last time, but still…), each color in its own compartment, counted out to the requirements specified on the back of…
Read More







What You Should Know About Dysgraphia


"I was certain for a number of years that my eldest son had dysgraphia. His handwriting was abominable."

I was certain for a number of years that my eldest son had dysgraphia. His handwriting was abominable. He would bring me things he had written and ask me to interpret them! We laughingly teased him, saying he should grow to be either a doctor or a pharmacist, because they were the only professions where…
Read More







A Conference Just for You


“I have been searching all over for help with homeschooling my special needs child! I am so glad to have found you and this conference.”

It’s funny how big things start as a single thought or a sentence shared in a conversation. That thought becomes a dream and then a desire. That desire to serve was realized in early 2013 when the Florida Parent Educators Association stepped out to create a new conference. Not just any conference, but a national…
Read More







Meet My Friends with Special Needs


Read this blog post from Pat Verbal (Joni and Friends) about their book ministering to children with special needs.

This blog post was written by Pat Verbal, Sr. Manager of Curriculum Development at Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability on Disability. Joni and Friends will be participating in FPEA’s Special Needs Struggling Learner Homeschool Conference in November with an exhibit and workshop.   In our media-driven culture, people often speak out on subjects…
Read More







Help for Struggling Learners


Helping parents of kids with challenges is what I love to do. How? Well, to give you a sample, here’s a preview of three workshops I’ll give at FPEA’s struggling learner convention.

Helping parents of kids with challenges is what I love to do. How? Well, to give you a sample, here’s a preview of three workshops I’ll give at FPEA’s Special Needs Struggling Learner Homeschool Conference. The handouts are at LearnDifferently.com In my first workshop, Helping Teens Overcome Learning Challenges, I’ll discuss the advantages of customizing…
Read More







Finding Hope and Redemption in the Valleys of Life


Read Steve Demme's personal story of finding hope and join him for the Special Needs, Struggling Learner Conference in Orlando.

Read Steve Demme’s personal story of finding hope and redemption and join him for the Special Needs, Struggling Learner Conference in Orlando. I am looking forward to getting together with others who are experiencing life with a special needs child at the second annual Specials Needs, Struggling Learner Conference in Orlando, November 21-22. I believe…
Read More







Developing Social Skills with Apps


Check out these apps to assist you in working with your child on social skill development.

All children develop their social skills at different times and at different rates. Some children need extra support or direct instruction in the area of social skills in order to aide in the development of age-appropriate behaviors. Check out these apps to assist you in working with your child on social skill development. A Little…
Read More