Sharon is the author of Home Schooling Children with Special Needs and provides consulting to families home teaching children with any type of learning challenges as well as consulting and coaching for adults dealing with ADD and other Executive Function difficulties. She holds a Master's Degree in Special Education and has worked with a variety of special needs children and adults including her daughter, Alison, who is on the autism spectrum. Before home teaching her children (1991-2012), Sharon taught junior high school and opened her own practice offering educational evaluations and therapy.
Sharon lives with her husband and daughter, Alison, at Hume Lake Christian Camps in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
Both hourly and unlimited consulting are available. Consulting may include assistance in any or all of the following areas:
Curriculum choices and modifications
Goal Setting & Evaluation
Structure and Organization of your Homeschool Environment
Career and Goal Counseling
Organizational and Executive Function difficulties in work, home or marriage
Visit our Testimonials page to see what clients have to say about Sharon's consulting services.
Consultations are done by phone.
Consulting by the hour: $75/hr This option is best for people who have only a few very specific questions and have good support from other sources.
On-going consulting for one year: This option is best for people who want a lot of support and want to be able to e-mail or call with small questions frequently. I check in each month with each family who is doing on-going consultation to make sure you are getting the help you need!! Cost: $600 for the first year; $400 for each subsequent year. On-going consulting runs from July 1- June 30 of each year. (First year families may enroll before July 1, but the hourly consulting rate may apply to consultation appointments before July 1).
Sharon's book, "Home Schooling Children with Special Needs" is a starting place to help you begin or continue home schooling your special needs child with confidence. Includes resources on different disabilities, coping with the emotional issues of parenting and teaching special children, and sections on program planning and curriculum to help you with the "nuts and bolts" of your home school.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes since publication, the books listed in the appendix are no longer available through AVCS Books. See the Curriculum Resources page for a list of current vendors where these materials are available.