Different By Design Parent Support

Shawna offers in-person and online educational support to both learners and their parents. Her experience and education has prepared her well for working with children on the autism spectrum, children with attention issues, dyslexia and dysgraphia. She has been trained in the Orton-Gillingham Method and specializes in providing reading, writing and handwriting support.

Most importantly, Shawna employs a strength-based, interest-led approach in helping you craft an ideal learning plan for your child.

What If My Child Never Learns To Read?


Online Tutoring

Shawna works one on one with your child, using existing homework and/or curriculum. This service is only available as an online learning session.

$70 an hour, billed weekly

Strength Based Educational Support and Intervention

In partnership with parents and teachers, Shawna assists in the creation of an individualized learning plan and then provides advanced educational support for you and your child. This is specialized educational therapy, with the goal of increasing confidence by using natural strengths to help remediate areas of concern.

$95 an hour, billed monthly


Parent Support and Coaching

Work directly with Shawna to ask questions about recent evaluations, understand how to overcome your child's resistance and gain support as you navigate educational choices for you nontraditional learner.

$50 an hour, billed monthly

Email Shawna directly for more information ~ [email protected]

References from other parents and professionals available upon request.


Shawna Wingert is a special education teacher turned business consultant, and mom of two brilliant boys with differences and special needs.

Her background in communicative disorders, as well as her real life experience as a mom, give her a valuable and practical perspective. Shawna has written three books for parents of special needs – Everyday Autism, Special Education at Home and Parenting Chaos.