Unsolicited remarks from a day care provider in northern Vermont: Thank you so much for your time tonight! It was fantastic! I am so grateful to know you and so appreciative you came to meet some of my staff and help imbue them with some good knowledge and thoughtful interpretation of the lower senses… and all the senses!  You have “it”- that real and captivating quiet authority…You are fun, approachable and are such a valuable resource. Thank you again-You are awesome! (April 2017)

Connie Helms consults with families, individuals and schools to guide parents and teachers in understanding many of the complex issues children face today. She explains why learning challenges, poor handwriting and social boundary issues are on the rise. Topics include:

  • Sensory integration dysfunction
  • Delayed motor skill development
  • Learning challenges despite average or high intelligence
  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia (poor handwriting) &  math challenges
  • Autism spectrum (Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, ODD)
  • Behavioral & attentional issues, Executive Function issues
  • Birth stress factors
  • Neurotoxins from the environment, food additives & vaccinations

HOMESCHOOL OUTREACH

Consults across the globe are welcome with homeschooling families via phone, Skype, or email if an office visit is not possible. Both domestic consults and those beyond the USA are possible. From the Vermont location, I have consulted with parents in Hawaii, California, Florida, New Jersey, and New York.

see more info: www.TheHomeSchoolMom.com.

My framework is from Waldorf Education (founded by Rudolf Steiner in 1919) which encompasses the view that humans are spatial beings and at the same time spiritual beings. Each child needs adults in her or his life to be observers who listen and read between the lines for what children are telling us. Sometimes the answers are evident; I enjoy validating for parents what they intuit about their child. Watch this 10 minute video from a colleague in Australia: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5LqyLvPU8Q

WORKSHOPS

Talks and workshops for schools and teacher training programs include paradigms from Waldorf education that address today’s educational and social issues. Presentations of multi-sensory approaches involve theory as well as hands on experiences. Topics include:

  • Addressing Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
  • Addressing the rise in Math Challenges
  • Our twelve senses (as opposed to our five senses)
  • The basic constitutional types in children
  • The four temperaments
  • The threefold nature of the human being and learning
  • Why the Extra Lesson produces lasting results