Support for Caregivers
Writer Gayle Payne has submitted an article and it's attached below. Ms. Payne outlines what can stress us a caregivers or parents of special needs students. Elizabeth knows the stress and wants to support parents.
"If you’re the parent of a child with sensory or coordination problems, taking a class with A Dance Class for Me! might help. We use dance as a way of learning about our bodies and connecting the brain with the body. Visit us online to learn more about our classes and to decide if your child would benefit from working with us." - Gayle Payne
Community is important. Elizabeth is offering support through a MeetUp group (we haven't me yet but there are many of us) and she hopes to send them all supportive information. If you want not only for your child to take the class, you can learn how to work with your child if you can't get to a class. She'll try to put events together locally and online. She'll even teach if you want! She's taught dance just for fun, Brazilian Samba, tap, drumming, all sorts of diversions we all need. MeetUp group name is a bit long...Moms of Special Needs Children and Adults Support Group.
The article is below for you to read.
March 19th, 2020
For those who are new to homeschooling:
I have homeschooling experience if anyone out there needs a suggestion or needs to vent.
My younger son is dyslexic and he's the one I homeschoooled. I worked with him for 3 years (ages 7 to 10). It's hard enough to do when you choose to homeschool. Being forced to homeschool when you haven't before must be really challenging.
The best advice I received was to "Focus on the Objective of the Lesson". All worksheets and assignments are designed to reinforce the lesson, to get students to learn the targeted information, the objective(s).
Teaching my son verbally didn't work for him. Reading on his own before he could picture what he read in his head didn't help him learn the lessons. Activities, documentaries, and listening to a book were much better ways to teach the lesson. Practicing reading out loud and working on writing were separate tasks to take the stress out of learning via reading or writing. He wrote and read about what he loved. He loved cars.
If you need support, let me know.
Air hugs to all!!
Please be aware that Elizabeth Rose Chacon does not discuss the cause of Autism in her classes or presentations. She also does not promote special diets, tips on nutrition, or special nutrients for Autism. If any article or resource contains, however minimally, the abovementioned issues, please reach out to the author of the article or owner of the website to learn more.
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Elizabeth Rose Chacon
As I said, I was born a dancer. I love the word "dance" and I love dancing.