Homeschooling a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder


Hey, homeschoolers! I always want this podcast to serve you in your homeschooling. One area that I haven’t devoted as much attention to is special needs. I want to change that. In today’s episode, we’ll hear from Colleen Kessler about homeschooling a child with sensory processing disorder. If you have a child with SPD or suspect you might, I hope the interview is helpful to you.

I would love to hear about other topics you’d like me to do shows on going forward. I’ve gotten quite a number of questions about testing, so I’ll be devoting an episode to that. If you have an idea, drop me a line at psychowith6 at gmail dot com or message me on Facebook at the Psychowith6 page. These ideas also help me know what to speak about as part of the Great Homeschool Conventions. This year I’ll be speaking in Ft. Worth, Texas; Greenville, South Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Ontario, California; and Jacksonville, Florida. I like recording these podcasts, but I LOVE chatting with you face-to-face. Register for the Great Homeschool Convention at Greathomeschoolconventions.com and make plans to attend my sessions and to chat with me at the Grammar Galaxy Books booth.

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Homeschooling a Child with SPD

Now for this week’s topic: homeschooling a child with Sensory Processing Disorder. I have a bonus for you! Jackie Nunes of WonderMoms.org is guest posting on Psychowith6 this week on SPD. She is a former pediatric nurse and now a full-time homeschool educator. She and her husband have three children. Their middle child suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was 4. Now 11 years old, she is hearing impaired and uses a wheelchair. Jackie and two other moms created Wonder Moms as a project to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.

Colleen Kessler is my guest on the podcast today. Colleen is the blogger and podcaster behind Raising Lifelong Learners. She is also an author with a master’s in gifted education. I know you’ll enjoy our interview.

We discussed:

  • What sensory processing disorder is
  • Signs your child may have SPD
  • Colleen’s daughter’s special needs & how she has accommodated them
  • Tips for homeschooling a child with SPD

Resources for Homeschooling a Child with SPD

For additional materials mentioned, visit HomeschoolSanity.

Sensory Theraplay Boxes

Check out Colleen’s podcast and like her page on Facebook.

Do you have any questions for Colleen? Comment below.

Have a happy homeschool week!

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