Crystal speaks with humility and grace on a wide variety of topics about parenting, homeschooling, and the challenges of parenting and teaching children with special needs including those who are gifted and have a disability. Look below to learn more about some of our featured speaking topics. When you find one that fits your needs, please fill out the Speaking Request Form, and we'll get back to you with more details ASAP. If you would like Crystal to tailor a talk on a different subject close to your heart, just let us know. 
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Crystal speaks with humility and grace on a wide variety of topics about parenting, homeschooling, and the challenges of parenting and teaching children with special needs including those who are gifted and have a disability. Look below to learn more about some of our featured speaking topics. When you find one that fits your needs, please fill out the Speaking Request Form, and we'll get back to you with more details ASAP. If you would like Crystal to tailor a talk on a different subject close to your heart, just let us know. 
We can't wait to talk with you!

As if homeschooling is not difficult enough, homeschooling a child with a mental health diagnosis is even tougher! In this talk, Crystal will share her personal story of parenting a child with severe OCD and the insights she's learned personally and professionally to support families and children in similar situations. Come laugh, cry, and find support knowing you and your children are not alone!

Homeschooling & Children's Mental Health

Some children learn with such ease that they amaze us as parents! These are kids traditionally referred to as gifted. But being gifted doesn't mean that learning is without its challenges. Crystal will share her personal experience as a homeschooling parent of two gifted children, one of whom also has a disability. We'll discuss the unique characteristics of these children sometimes called 2e and how you can best meet their educational, social, and emotional needs within the context of homeschooling. Buckle up! This one is a roller coaster ride...or is it a bungee jump!

Homeschooling Children who are Gifted and Have a Disability

Some children learn with such ease that they amaze us as parents! These are kids traditionally referred to as gifted. But being gifted doesn't mean that learning is without its challenges. Crystal will share her personal experience as a homeschooling parent of two gifted children, one of whom also has a disability. We'll discuss the unique characteristics of these children sometimes called 2e and how you can best meet their educational, social, and emotional needs within the context of homeschooling. Buckle up! This one is a roller coaster ride...or is it a bungee jump!

Homeschooling Children who are Gifted and Have a Disability

Homeschooling is one of the

best educational options for kids with ADHD. Research shows they can succeed at even higher rates than many children with ADHD in public school settings. In this talk, Crystal will show you why this is the case, what you can do to support your children with ADHD in your homeschool, and how to help them soar!

Homeschooling Children with ADHD

One of the best things about homeschooling is the opportunity our children have to be taught content they're interested using methods that interests them. For some children with learning disabilities, though, the teaching strategies in our curricula simply don't work. In this talk, Crystal will share from her professional experience the top 10 most effective ways to adapt curricula for children with learning disabilities and lead you to a wealth of additional strategies to ensure your child's success!

Adapting Curricula for  Children with Learning Disabilities

Whether your child is a beginning writer or a budding novelist, you'll leave this talk with a plethora of ideas about how to help your children become better writers and continue developing that skill far into the future. In this talk, Crystal will highlight the developmental nature of writing and the importance of learning to edit your work at even the earliest ages. She will provide specific tools and strategies you can use immediately to help your child learn to improve their own work and do so without  feeling overly criticized. 

The Writing Process and the Most Important Writing Skill of All!

Whether your child is a beginning writer or a budding novelist, you'll leave this talk with a plethora of ideas about how to help your children become better writers and continue developing that skill far into the future. In this talk, Crystal will highlight the developmental nature of writing and the importance of learning to edit your work at even the earliest ages. She will provide specific tools and strategies you can use immediately to help your child learn to improve their own work and do so without  feeling overly criticized. 

The Writing Process and the Most Important Writing Skill of All!

It's something that all new homeschoolers fear and something that many experienced ones do as well as their children enter higher grades: the fear that they will be unable to teach a specific subject. In this talk, Crystal shares her experience  as her children entered higher level math and science and developed interests in studying areas she knew nothing about! Learn where to find resources, materials, websites  and other instructional support as you encounter similar situations with your own children. 

I Can't Teach That! Overcoming Homeschooling Fears
Recent Speaking Engagements

October 24, 2018      HSLDA Facebook Interview & Podcast

                                 How to Teach Writing - With Confidence!

November 17, 2018   FPEA Special Needs Conference - Orlando, Florida

                                 Thank God for OCD

                                 Encouraging Your Child's Mental Health Without Losing Yours

                                 Does My Child Have Too Much Anxiety?

                                 The Power of Writing 

Where you can hear us!

November 27, 2018   Cade Museum, Gainesville, Florida

                                 Can I Homeschool My Child with Autism?