“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.
Are you looking for a way to encourage a loved one on the special needs journey or need some encouragement yourself? Every one of us needs friends to support us on our journey, and this is especially true when you are teaching a special needs child. Judi Munday can be that friend. Using her knowledge, experience, and passion, she will come alongside you and help you on your journey.
Judi and I first met when she taught a course for parents of special needs children on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and the site where I now work as executive editor. Judi has always demonstrated incredible knowledge of her subject, gained from decades of teaching, speaking, and supporting families like yours. She goes beyond the process of simply relaying information, as any encyclopedia can do, by taking the knowledge she has gained, mixing in a generous helping of personal experiences and relatable stories, shaping the entire batch into something beautiful, and serving it like a friend who has invited you to share a loaf of freshly baked bread.
I have learned a great deal from working with Judi. Her ability to understand the struggles of special needs learners and relate them to the parents and teachers who work with them is incredible. It takes a special gift to be able to comprehend the experiences of another and understand their struggles when they aren’t the same struggles you have faced yourself. It’s an even rarer gift to be able to clearly explain these struggles to individuals who have not had to overcome them. Judi handles this with an ease and grace that continues to amaze me.
Judi has written Teaching a Child with Special Needs at Home and at School as a handbook so that you will not have to teach your special needs child alone. She wants to come alongside you. Let her lift you up and encourage you on your journey as she has so many families before. Don’t try to face these struggles on your own.
You are never alone.
I encourage you to check out Teaching a Child with Special Needs at Home and at School today.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.