Murphy’s Boy from Charisma

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Murphy’s Boy by Torey Hayden. I was 11 or 12 when I found it on my mother’s bookshelf and decided to read it. From
That moment on I wanted to be a special education teacher, and I reread that book and other by Hayden over and over for years. I spent over 13 years schooling myself in techniques, curricula, and so forth, and put it into practice by tutoring, yet the magical moment of reaching a child in a big way and giving him what he needed never occurred. Then, just when it seemed as if the chance would pass me by, I had my own child and he turned out to have special needs. I had the opportunity to homeschool him and use everything I had ever taught myself. It all started with that book.

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