Does your child struggle with seemingly easy tasks? There may be more going on than you realize. Dana and Tiffany have years of experience addressing the needs of children with dyslexia and dysgraphia. They will share with you an explanation for what is going on in the brain of a child with these challenges, as well as providing practical ways to address, mitigate and maybe even overcome these learning disabilities.
Dana Wood has always enjoyed teaching. In high school she had the opportunity to be a student teacher, but found the experience frustrating as she was constantly told “you can’t do that in a public classroom! There are too many kids.” After that experience, she told a friend that she would never be a school teacher unless she could teach in a private school for gifted children where they let you teach to the children, not to the test. She has been doing just that since 1985, when she started homeschooling her children after reading John Holt’s book, Teach Your Own. She has loved the challenge and the fun of learning alongside her children as they moved back and forth across the country as a military family. She has graduated eight of her ten children and is glad she still has a couple at home. She is excited that her grandkids are being homeschooled, too.
Tiffany Salter has lived all over the United States, but currently calls East Texas home. She has been homeschooling her daughter for six years and loves the challenge of learning at home as well as the lifestyle that goes with it. She has never met a planning Board she could say no to. She is passionate about reading, dancing, and traveling and is thrilled to be working with amazing LDS women on the West Conference planning team.