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Homeschool Co-ops: Opportunities for Children with Special Needs

Vol. 117, Prg. 46–50
November 4–8, 2013

Homeschool co–ops provide a safe and exciting opportunity for children with special needs to engage with the world around them! This week on Home School Heartbeat, HSLDA Special Needs Coordinator Faith Berens shares how homeschool co–ops can provide encouragement and great opportunities for their families!

“Children with special needs can benefit greatly from participating in [a homeschool co-op].”—Faith Berens

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Why Join a Co-Op?
Co-op Participation
Involving Those with Special Needs
How Can Co-ops Support Parents?
How to Find a Suitable Co-op
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Faith Berens

Faith Berens holds a master’s degree in reading from Shenandoah University. She has 13 years of teaching experience in both public and private Christian schools, serving as a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery┬« teacher, reading specialist, and educational therapist. Her areas of expertise are early childhood literacy, reading assessment, and the identification and remediation of reading difficulties. Faith joined the HSLDA team of Special Needs Coordinators in 2008 and homeschools her own children, as well as works as a private educational consultant, evaluator, and tutor. Some of her passions include reading for pleasure, singing, traveling, nature/science, leading Bible studies, and teaching reading to primary age children. Faith lives in Stephens City with her husband, Matthew, daughter, Hailey, and son Hayden.

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