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SHBE Special Needs Convention 2018

October 19-20, 2018

Southside Pentacostal Assembly

41 Birchwood Rd, Regina, SK

Cost: $80 Members, $135 non-member

Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee breaks included

What is "Special Needs" and is this "Special Needs Conference" for me?

Let's answer the second question first: "Yes, this conference is for you". You are not only welcome to attend, there will almost certainly be something that will be applicable to your home education journey.

Here is a list of high-incidence special needs that educators have compiled:

 - Speech and/or language delays.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Cognitive delays.
- Social & emotional disorders.
- Learning differences/disabilities.


Special needs encompasses a wide range of behaviours and can mean different things to different parents. We recognize that all children are unique and have their very own mix of learning styles. However, sometimes there are physical, social, emotional or developmental differences that require parents to teach and advocate for their children in unique ways. If you have a child who has a physical need that can make it more difficult than usual learn, or requires methods and tools that are not widely needed by other children, you might consider that a special need. Your child may be somewhere on the autism spectrum. Your child may have "difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition or have poor spelling and decoding abilities" (characteristics of dyslexia).

Speaker - Peggy Ployhar


Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a frequent writer, speaker, and blogger on special education homeschooling issues.

Peggy is the former THSC (Texas Home School Coalition) Special Needs Team Lead, MACHE (Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators) Special Needs Coordinator and MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Area Coordinator for MN, ND and SD. She is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors and trained as a Precept Bible Study leader.

Peggy's home school journey started when her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Now with 14 years of homeschooling under her belt, she thanks God for all the experiences He has given her so she can use them to encourage other special needs homeschooling parents.

Peggy and her husband Doug live in Conroe, TX, where they still home school the youngest of their three children (20, 18, and 13).

SHBE 2019 Convention

The annual SHBE Home Based Education Convention will be held in Saskatoon at TCU Place on February 22 and 23.

Details will be coming soon.

Dr. Brian Ray


Brian D. Ray is internationally known for his research on homeschooling. He is the founding president of the nonprofit National Home Education Research Institute in Oregon, U.S.A. Brian has been investigating the homeschool movement for over 30 years. He holds a PhD in science education from Oregon State University, an MS in zoology from Ohio University, and a BS in Biology from the University of Puget Sound. Brian is a former professor of science and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a former classroom teacher in both public and private schools, and he has taught homeschool students. Dr. Ray does research and speaking across the United States and internationally that focuses on home-based education research and pedagogy, and serves as an expert witness in court cases and to government bodies on home education and other matters.

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