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  • Re: Anyone familiar with Dr. Ross Greene - Collaborative Problem Solving Techniques?

    Thanks for your input! I absolutely love the concepts that Dr. Greene suggests and his theory. I would love to hear him speak...maybe one day. ~a
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by a on 09-18-2008
  • Re: Curriculum for 1st Grade

    Hi There, Have you checked out Home School Reviews? There is a link directly to this web site on our home page. Under the forums tab on HSR's home page there is a link to the forums. There is a forum called The Swap Meet. You may want to try listing your materials there too. If you haven't already...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by hsiamy on 07-29-2008
  • Anyone familiar with Dr. Ross Greene - Collaborative Problem Solving Techniques?

    Has anyone read Dr. Ross Greene's book -"The Explosive Child" and the concepts behind Collaborative Problem Solving for neuro-challenged children? If so what do you think of it? Do you utilize the techniques and what are your results? ~a
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by a on 07-26-2008
  • Utilizing Public School Services While Homeschooling

    Has anyone decided to utilize their local public school "specialized services" such as the Intermediate Unit for their special needs child while homeschooling? Examples of this would be: Vision Therapist, OT/PT Services etc. If so, why have you chosen to do so and what are the benefits? What...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by hsiamy on 07-26-2008
  • Re: New to homeschooling son suffered stoke long and short term memory problems any idaes

    Hi there, Are you familiar with any cognitive rehab therapies that are designed specifically for brain injured/ neuro. impaired individuals? There are specific programs where they focus on Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (you may have to find a local agency that specifically provides this type of service...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by hsiamy on 07-25-2008
  • Calling all internationals!

    Hi! It's so neat that there are people from all over the world at our site! We want to post some getting started info here. If you are homeschooling in a country other than the US, would you share with us? We'd like to know where you find out about your homeschool law, how difficult/easy it is...
    Posted to Legal Discussion (Forum) by wheatonmomma on 06-29-2008
  • Re: secular curriculum

    Hello Beverly, I am one of the staff members here at HSI and have taught school and been a public librarian for many years. There are free resources on the web that can help you homeschool, but since you are talking about high school aged students, you need to do a little planning first. Since you'd...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by mllock on 05-17-2008
  • Re: Is it ADHD, bipolar (?), now diagnosed with Graves'

    Hi there, Wow...you have certainly been through a lot. I am glad that you posted this so others can hear your story. The HSI community is here to help and support you along the journey. Many homeschoolers face similar challenges such as you described in your post. It is important to have connections...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 04-10-2008
  • Re: pre-k

    Go to your local library. there is a section devoted to homschoolers. I have several favorite books that I have used. I like "How To Homeschool" , by Gayle Graham. It helped me with a reasonable schedule, record keeping and other important issues. Of course there are many other books to help...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by Horse on 04-03-2008
  • Anyone from Washington State?

    I am looking for friends for my son and myself. I live about an hour away from Spokane. Moses Lake, Ephrata, and Omak are close too. We are brand new to homeschooling and need some friends and tips. My son is pre-k, 3 years old and loves to be social. We have a big family but no one for support with...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by ShawnaLee08 on 03-25-2008
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