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Ms. Dianne Craft:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details


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Craft, Dianne

6562 S Cook Ct.
Littleton, Colorado (CO)  80121
United States of America (US)

303-694-0532
craft@ecentral.com
pamscheduling@comcast.net
Website(s) DianneCraft.org
Dianne Craft on Facebook
Keynote Presentations2011 Valley Home Educators 18th Annual Home Education Convention (2011, CA)
Featured PresentationsOklahoma Christian Home Educators' Consociation (OCHEC) Convention (2007)
Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) Homeschool Convention (2008)
Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE) Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair (2008)
2013 Texas Home School Coalition's State Convention & Family Conference (2013, TX)
2012 Annual Georgia Home Education Association's Conference (GHEA) (2012, GA)
2012 Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators Conference (MACHE) (2012, MN)
Ultimate Special Needs Expo 2011 (2011, WWW)
2011 28th Annual Arizona State Home Educator's Convention (AFHE) (2011, AZ)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (May 2011) (2011, WWW)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (Oct. 2010) (2010, WWW)
2010 Christian Family Conference by CHEC (2010, CO)
2010 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention (2010, FL)
5th Annual 2010 Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo (2010, MO)
2009 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2009, IL)
ENOCH of NJ 19th Annual Homeschool Convention (2009, NJ)
Workshop Presentations2013 24th Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2013, IL)
2012 Teaching Parents Association's Homeschool Conference (TPA) (2012, KS)
2012 Annual Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) Convention (2012, PA)
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Presentation Titles & Descriptions

My Child Doesn't Learn Like My Others: Right Brain Strategies (Part 1)
Half of the population is right brain dominant, and half is left brain dominant. You may have right brain learner in your midst. These wonderful children learn in a different manner than their left brain siblings. If you have a child who does not ‘like’ school work, no matter what you do, you will learn much in this workshop. Parents say, “I can’t believe it, but my child asks to do spelling now.” You will learn how to identify the right brain child, and learn many simple teaching techniques, such as Right Brain Spelling, (making the words to “stick instead of slip”) and Right Brain Reading. Watch your children become good spellers and readers with very little effort as they learn to store the words in their “photographic memory” part of their brain

My Child Doesn't Learn Like My Others: Right Brain Strategies (Part 2)
Once you have identified your right brain learners, become an expert at training those children to use their superior “photographic memory” in many areas of learning. Teach your children the lifelong skill of studying for tests by taking a picture of the contents of a chapter. These memory techniques are commonly used by Cambridge University students to reduce studying time. Works for kids who hate math, too! Math facts and processes finally transfer into their long term memory! There is no new curriculum to purchase to use these effective techniques! Just the knowledge of how the brain stores information! Peter Russell of The Brain Book says that Visual Memory is far superior to Auditory Memory…it is essentially perfect! You can train your child’s visual memory at home, and make learning easier right away!

Photographic Memory for Math and Test Taking
Math is almost always taught in a left brain manner. You’ll learn fast, effective, right brain strategies to use at home to reduce math frustration & tears!

Auditory Processing Problems
Does your child tend to get easily confused because they don’t process auditory info quickly enough? Learn common causes and therapies you can use to help.

Biology of Behavior and Learning
Johnny is a constant motion machine. Tom cries in frustration over minor matters. Susie has mood swings. Joey is nicknamed, "Eeyore" because of his negative attitude towards things. A three year old gets so angry that his rages are almost scary. Carol acts "spacey" and forgets the things she knew the day before. Harold lays awake a long time each night before he can fall asleep. Could all of these behaviors be caused by an upset "gut ecology"? Could they be related to multiple antibiotic use when the child was young, or other factors that affected the child's intestinal health? Could common physical symptoms such as athlete's foot, rashes, canker sores, sinus problems and stomach aches be related to these children's behavior and learning issues? The answer is a resounding, "YES"! Find out what other parents have been learning: that there is a direct connection between the physical well being and learning ability and behavior of a child. This fascinating workshop provides you with clues to your child's internal learning environment, and how to change that environment for the better. It is easy to correct these conditions at home and dramatically affect your child's learning day. The testimonies that we receive from parents across the United States who are using these simple remedies with their children are amazing!

Smart Kids Who Hate to Write
There are children who can tell a wonderful story orally, but when it comes to writing their thoughts down, they only write a few sentences. Sometimes these children reverse letters, or have difficulty writing cursive, or just have very sloppy handwriting. They write many of their letters from the "bottom to top". These children often can spell a word correctly orally, but leave out a letter when trying to write it in a test. When they copy from a book, they leave words out, or even spell them incorrectly. The spacing on a math paper is very erratic, leading to math errors in problems they know how to do. These children may be "mixed dominant", being left eye dominant, but right handed. They are truly experiencing a "glitch" between their head and their hand. Learn how to identify the child who has a true "writing glitch" (that is correctable), or a child who is just not motivated to write. This workshop answers these and many other questions that have puzzled you about your children. The exercise you will learn will take the stress out of their writing systems, and make the whole process so much easier. Older children go from writing only a few paragraphs, to 4-6 page papers after doing this easy exercise daily for 4-6 months! This exercise is used throughout the United States by athletes.

Identifying Your Child’s Learning Glitch (and what to do about it at home)
This is for your ‘puzzling child’. The child may be identified with a frank learning disability, or just be a Struggling Learner. The definition of a Struggling Learner is a bright, hard working child who has to work too hard to learn. I call them blocked learning gates. Dr. Mel Levine calls them “energy leaks”. Let’s find out what process is taking too much of your child’s battery energy. Learn the difference between a child who has a learning glitch, and one who has a focusing/attention glitch. Sometimes these children are considered, “sloppy, lazy or unmotivated”, when they really have an undiagnosed blocked learning gate. This workshop will help you identify which of the learning gates is blocked, and, more importantly, what you can do about it at home! It doesn’t have to be so hard for your child! You can learn to be your child’s own ‘resource room’ teacher at home. If you have had your child tested, and received a diagnosis, but still don’t know what to do to help him at home, you will love what you learn in this workshop. If you have not had your child tested, but suspect a learning glitch because of the amount of work it takes to learn, you will learn how to teach him at home. You can become your child’s own therapist, once you know where the problem is, and the solutions. You will learn things you never heard of before in a Homeschool workshop.

Train Your Children's Photographic Memory
Teach your children learning strategies taught at Cambridge University. Spelling-bee winners store words in their photographic memory for easy retrieval. Math facts are easily stored in the visual memory (what to do when repetition isn't working). College courses teach this method for effective test taking. Research shows that 50% of the population stores information more efficiently in their visual, right-brain memory. Teach your children how to use this powerful technique.
Exhibit: Dianne Craft, M.A., C.N.H.P.

Is Dysgraphia Holding My Child Back?
If you have a child who hates to write, still writes reversals or spells correctly orally but leaves out letters when writing, this workshop is for you! This child's math papers are so hard to read! These children are often thought of as sloppy, lazy or unmotivated, when really they have a writing glitch or a true dysgraphia. Learn a daily exercise with your child so he can “think and write” at the same time.

Homeschooling a Child with Autism/Aspergers
In the United States , one family out of 90 has a child who is struggling with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. This represents a 500% increase in the past ten years. Homeschooling families are not immune to this phenomenon.   These wonderful struggling children can very successfully be homeschooled.  It is an ideal environment for these children whose nervous systems are over reactive to stimuli.  In this workshop we will explore the three components of working with a child on the Autism spectrum in the homeschooling setting:

  • Teaching strategies and curricula that work best
  • Biomedical and Nutritional interventions that work to settle down the nervous system
  • Therapies to access for this child

So, if you have a child, whether diagnosed or not, who struggles with social interactions; has a Sensory system that is over reactive; tends to go into his own world frequently; needs to have a routine each day to be comfortable; wants to talk about only one topic; or has delayed speech and communication skills, you will find this workshop very helpful.
 

Dianne's Achievements
  • Former homeschool mom
  • 25 years experience teaching struggling learners
  • President: Child Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Author: Brain Integration Therapy Manual
  • Author: Right Brain Phonics Reading Book
  • Author (DVD): Understanding and Helping the Struggling Learner
  • Author (DVD): Teaching The Right Brain Child
  • Author (Audio CDs): The Biology of Behavior
  • Special Needs Coordinator: HSLDA
  • Certified Natural Health Professional
  • Master's degree in Special Education: University of Northern Colorado
     
Craft's Bio
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Dianne Craft and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.

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