Fresh Start offers psychological and academic evaluations, clinical therapy, family services, and nutrition support. We take pride in conducting comprehensive and thorough assessments, and considering all areas of functioning, including physical health and environmental/cultural issues that may mimic or underlie psychological disorders. We offer solid insight and helpful recommendations for individuals with learning differences, Autism-Spectrum and ADHD disorders, emotional and behavioral problems, and family dynamic issues. We are highly trained to provide clear answers to referral questions, holistic solutions to emotional and behavioral symptoms, and restoration to many individuals and families.
We assist parents in teaching their children how to improve their writing by reading and critiquing their child’s essays and papers. We assist your 6th-12th grader or college student with the curriculum you have chosen.
Caryn Hommel, homeschool mom and author, holds a degree in Spanish Language and Literature from North Carolina State University and taught Spanish in public schools for ten years. Her success with teaching Spanish using Total Physical Response (TPR) and Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) motivated her to develop a unique DVD-led curriculum to help other homeschoolers to benefit from wonderful, brain-friendly approaches to foreign language instruction. She has also designed and implemented an ESL curriculum, led educational tours of both Spain and Mexico for high school students, and presented at NCHE, FLANC (the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina), JCHE, and the Johnston County Second Language Network. She assists families in the homeschool community by offering private and co-op classes, conducting free seminars, and speaking at homeschool conventions. The Hommels have homeschooled since 2003 and have two college students. Caryn continues to teach her younger two children, and thinks that exploring life and learning as a family is the most fulfilling way to spend your days!