Banishing Misconceptions Around Teaching Your Special Needs Student
About this Webinar
Let's celebrate your child's personal progress. Knowing their individual strengths and interests can help direct their educational path towards success. Make your homeschooling journey unique. Learn tips from a certified special education teacher who is homeschooling her own special needs students.
Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a leader in the specialized education homeschooling community and a frequent writer and speaker on specialized education homeschooling issues. Peggy’s journey into homeschooling started 17 years ago when her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
Peggy is the former THSC (Texas Home School Coalition) Special Needs Team Lead, MACHE (Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators) Special Needs Coordinator and MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Area Coordinator for MN, ND and SD.
Amy Vickrey is a mother of a seven-year-old and three-year-old. Amy states, “I come from the world of public school, having been a teacher since 2003; however, I have always been a big supporter of homeschooling. While my focus has been early childhood and special education in elementary school, I have worked with children from 3-years-old, both special needs and ‘typically developing’, through high school.” Amy holds a Master of Science in Education (MSE), Curriculum, and Instruction, from the University of Central Missouri and a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University. Also, she spent 2 years of college studying Interpretation for the Deaf and Deaf Studies and knows American Sign Language. Her teaching certifications include Special Education, English as a Second Language and Generalist (early childhood through fourth).
After using BookShark's curriculum with her three daughters for several years, she joined their team as a convention representative, helping homeschoolers choose the right programs for their families at in-person events. Now she assists homeschoolers across the world in her new role as a community manager. She loves it when a parent, unsure of their ability to homeschool their child, discovers they are more than capable with the right curriculum!