Having a child with special needs is difficult. Therapy. Doctors. IEPs. School conferences. Homework. Relatives.
I can help you. I've been there. I'm a parent that GETS IT!
Especially now. School is closed. Therapy offices are closed. Parents are trying to learn how to homeschool. Things are a little difficult and routines have changed.
Join Countdown Academy and learn how to use five (5) simple objects in your home for learning concepts and help to master new skills.
In this hands on workshop you will learn how to incorporate the things you learn from therapists and apply them to your everyday life. For example, how many ways can you use a bar of soap as a learning tool? Or... How can an empty pizza box be a tool for occupational therapy?
Each class has a different set of items. We will offer new classes over the course of the year. Help learn to think out-of-the-box and have fun while preparing your loved one on their Countdown To K!.
LA TAASHA BYRD is a stay-at-home-mom to one daughter born with Down Syndrome. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. She hails from the metropolis of Monticello, Florida where she learned the values of small town life and a love for country living. She is a proud, self-proclaimed ‘Mom-Schooler’ and chronicles the journey of homeschooling a child with exceptionality in her Facebook blog, Countdown To K. She regulary speaks at conferences and advocates for the special needs community at local, state, and national levels. She frequently works with local non-profits in the areas of cultural outreach. She is the headmaster at Countdown Academy, an online school for parents of exceptional children. She is the author of "Inclusion Is for the Included: A Collection of Stories from a Special Needs Mom". Together she and her daughter reside in Orlando, FL where they enjoy many activities in the Florida sun.
Hello and welcome from Countdown To K!
We like to make our courses as interactive as possible. Active participation helps everyone learn. By understanding the concepts you are able to help your loved one when the course is completed. This is a safe zone. We want you to feel comfortable in this space to learn and be encouraged.
Thanks again and see you soon!