Laura Sowdon, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 19 years of experience, who has worked with kids in both clinics and schools. She is also a veteran homeschooler who has been homeschooling her three kids for over 12 years. Laura passionately believes in homeschooling that is developmentally appropriate and works for kids with all different learning styles and needs. Laura has created a company, Five Senses Literature Lessons, where she blogs and writes curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and that works for children who are neurotypical and those who are not. You can read more from her at and in her regular contributions to VaHomeschoolers Voice magazine.