I am a homeschooler, a certified teacher in the state of Florida, a homeschool evaluator, a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (National Institute for Learning Development), a Certified Dyslexia Therapist (International Dyslexia Association), a Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Mediator, a Masgutova Method Core-In-Training, and a homeschool consultant with over 25 years of experience. I also taught public school for 3 years. I have daily experience with my children and others who have Giftedness, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger's, Sensory Processing Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Adoption Issues, and ODD. I thrive on helping parents who are at wit's end, because I have been there!
I have been married to my husband, Chris, for 32 years. We have lived in Vero Beach, FL for the last 29 years. We have four children, three of whom are adopted. We are so thankful for the providential ways that God has brought our family together, and for all we have learned while homeschooling. All of our children have been homeschooled from the beginning up to college. Our oldest son, Isaac, resides in Vero Beach with his wife, Rachel. They just gave us our first grandchild, Charlotte, this past year! Isaac is employed in the field of Information Technology and is also a professional banjo player. Our daughter, Sofie, just started her second year of law school AND marriage at age 21 to our wonderful new son-in-law, Mike! Our next son, Jonas, is a Civil Engineering student and avid fisherman in his Junior year of college at age 19. Our youngest son, Harrison, is a high school senior. He has a wide range of interests and talents from baseball to dog training. He has many entrepreneurial pursuits as well. It is exciting to think about what he may do next!
Because of homeschooling, my children were able to have the time and freedom to discover and develop their unique gifts and talents. I believe it is important to allow all children, especially those with learning differences, to spend two to three times as much energy pursuing their strengths rather than their weaknesses. I believe homeschooling provides an opportunity for the child to grow in a nurturing and non-stressful environment, which in turn builds a stronger bond between parent and child. This bond is crucial with children who are at risk due to behavior issues or learning differences. Since this parental bond is the foundation for all future relationships, it gives children the confidence to become productive citizens who can relate to people from all walks of life and the courage to bring their special gifts and talents to the world.
I do not give advice. I give options that are lesser known and out of the mainstream of the one size fits all education. I believe parents are the experts on their children, and parents should decide what is best for their child. I am just here to help. Let me know if you are interested in any of my services: educational therapy, consulting, and/or homeschool evaluations. I believe your family will benefit from what I have learned.
Sheri Taylor, M. Ed., PCET, CDT