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Struggling Learner Conference

Keynote Speaker: Carol Barnier

Workshops by Faith Berens, Special Needs Consultant, and

Melinda Boring, Speech/Language Pathologist  

Saturday October 5, 2013



Carol Barnier

·        Author

·        Nationally known conference speaker

·        Frequent radio show guest

·        Founder of Sizzle Bop * dealing with the non-linear mind

·        Guest commentator on Focus on the Family*s Weekend Magazine

·        Homeschool mom

Workshops include:

Help! How Do I Teach the Distractible Child – Part One

Help! How Do I Teach the Distractible Child – Part Two

Teaching a Child to Read…Made Easy

Don’t Miss the Gift in This Child



While her humor will have you leaning sideways, Carol's faith is solid.

Whether speaking about her first born son’s 13 surgeries, her family’s many ADHD challenges, or her own walk from being a God-denying atheist to the most grateful recipient of God’s amazing grace, she speaks from the heart. With each new challenge, Carol has learned to recognize the value of following the wisdom of the Designer and His plan for each child. To find out more about Carol, visit her website at www.carolbarnier.com.


Carol began her ministry when her son—a non-stop, constantly moving ball of energy—didn’t fit the mold that worked so well in a traditional classroom setting. Her creative, can-do strategies with this child led to her first book entitled

How to Get Your Child off the Refrigerator and on to Learning and her website Sizzle Bop.


Faith Berens

     Questions about SEPs or teaching older students? Hear Faith address:

     ·        Developing and Drafting a SEP (Student Education Plan similar to an IEP)

     ·        Tackling Tricky High School Issues: Practical Help and Guidance for Homeschooling High School Students with Special Needs  


After 13 years of teaching in both public and private Christian schools, serving as a reading specialist and educational therapist, Faith joined the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) team of Special Needs Coordinators in 2008. She homeschools her own children.  Find out more about Faith at: www.hslda.org.  


Melinda Boring

     Questions about socialization? Hear Melinda address:

     ·        When Socialization IS an Issue


Melinda Boring, from Heads Up Now!, is a speech/language pathologist, workshop presenter, homeschooling mother, and author. Her experience  has been developed in both a professional and personal capacity. She and her husband, Scott, will have a large variety of therapy and educational products available at their vendor booth during the conference.  Visit Melinda's website at: www.headsupnow.com.    



Registration Information


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time: 8:30 a.m., ending 6:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:00 am


Conference Location:  Burge Terrace Baptist Church, 9345 Brookville Road, Indianapolis.  Two miles east of Interstate 465 on Highway 52 ( Brookville Road).


Pre-registration:  (includes an incredible sit-down lunch, and booklet)  $50 if postmarked by September 21, 2013. Spouse may attend for $20.

Early registration has been extended, online only, to September 29, 2013, due to technical difficulty with our website, which has been corrected.  We apologize for any inconvenience!  (Look for our new website later this year!)

Requests for refunds made after September 21st  will be charged a $10 cancellation fee. 


Walk-ins:  After September 21, 2013, registration is $55 and spouse $25.  Walk-in registration does not include lunch.


Child care will not be provided.



Registration Form:

Annual Struggling Learner Conference

Please print and mail completed form and payment postmarked by 9/21/13 to:

Struggling Learner Conference, 9533 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229, 317-508-8937

Please make checks payable to JoyQuest, Inc.


Or Register online below 





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Registration Form

Please complete this form and mail with payment to:

Struggling Learner Conference, 9533 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229, 317-508-8937

Please make checks payable to JoyQuest

Registration Form also available at www.joyquestonline.org.

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