HomeschoolingIRL 049 – Homeschooling Special Needs Kid

Join Fletch and Kendra as they sit down with Wendy Hilton from Hip Homeschool Moms for an honest and real discussion about raising kids with special needs.

Breakthroughs in Learning

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In this episode Felice Gerwitz interviews Pauline Turton, the Founder and Owner of Breakthroughs in Learning. She will share how she began the company as well as the benefits of this amazing program. Pauline and her family live in Canada.

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Breakthroughs in Learning 

Featured sponsor is Breakthroughs in learning and a special program they’ve launched called – “The Spacewalk”–which is a neuro-developmental activity that involves a series of movements in a clearly laid out pattern. The child is required to hop, jump and skip— and througAbout Pauline:h many years of success with this method – Breakthroughs in Learning has found it improves the areas the brain responsible for memory, focus, attention and coordination, among many other skills. This is an effective tool to help start a busy day of learning, and is also a wonderful activity to enjoy as a family.

The Spacewalk

The Spacewalk actually targets and develops specific areas of the brain to prepare the brain for learning – it’s available via DVD for homeschool families – and it allows the parent easy access to this proven method – for more information visit

About Pauline:

Pauline Turton is the Founder & Director of Breakthroughs In Learning. Her teaching experience and work in psychiatry prompted her to research the brain’s restorative capabilities. Pauline is the mother of two sons who have overcome significant learning challenges. After years of research, she built Breakthroughs in Learning to provide hope and help through educational therapy. (Pauline homeschooled her sons up until high school.)

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So, Felice wears many hats around here – she is a podcast host, she is a podcast moderator, she interviews brands on her show here … and she is an author/publisher. And, this book was one of those aha moments in her life! You see Felice was teaching a workshop that was packed at the FPEA Conference in Orlando Florida on realizing your dreams of becoming a published author. It was to encourage parents to not only encourage their children’s writing abilities but to help them become published. In the audience was a mother of a mother who was homeschooling (think about it). She approached me after my session and pitched me the book idea… “What would you say if I could tell you how to have your children tell you everything all the time?”

Hmm… well, let’s see four of them tell me way more than I want to know…but I had that ONE hard nut to crack. The silent moody one! Instead of helping this lady (Paula Stevenson) become a published author I gave her and her daughter Sky McNeil (the mom was homeschooling her children and therefore at a homeschool convention) a contract. This show will tell you  how to make the most out of those precious years and help you with those difficult questions.

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Vintage HS Moms – Auditory Processing


Let’s Talk About Auditory Processing with Tara Jenner!

Tara is a homeschool mom who is an amazing resource for cognitive training! She is the owner of The Brain Trainers & her brand new site Brain Trainers Connection

Tara recommends theraphy that works and she has used!

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Tara is a homeschool mom who has helped many students to overcome learning challenges.

She’ll discuss how important auditory training is for reading, spelling and comprehension. Do you have a child who struggles academically? We discuss the following:

  • How English is a sound-to-code language and what that means.
  • How many sounds are in the English language.
  • What is dyslexia and why does everyone think it has to do with reversals
  • Auditory has to do with written language, how can that be?
  • What are some tips we can give to learn these individual sounds?
  • Are there any fun games?

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