Who would have thought that the kid who was nearly kicked out of every school—and voted by his family likely to end up in jail—would become an inspiring, approachable, hilarious and sought-after convention speaker? (Not to mention a successful medical doctor, author, and happily married husband and homeschool dad.)
Probably just God. No wonder one of Stephen Guffanti MD’s favorite messages is this: “Your child may never be normal—but he can be extraordinary!”
As a medical doctor, author, and homeschooler, Stephen Guffanti, M.D., offers a unique background and tremendous insight, and communicates with warmth and humor. Not only is Stephen a physician, but he’s also dyslexic and ADHD, and from this unusual perspective he brings hope, understanding, and practical solutions to families. Born with a passion for education as well as medicine, Dr. Steve has served as the medical director of a clinic specializing in learning disorders and has studied nutrition and its effects on learning.
Dr. Steve’s books include Rocket Phonics, The Purpose of Passion, and Does Your Child Really Have ADHD? He has lately been creating podcasts for iTunes, and was delighted to learn they’ve had nearly 15,000 downloads in under 3 months!! He is currently working on his next book, ADHD: Parenting the Extraordinary Child.
A popular guest on radio talk shows and webinars, Dr. Steve has written many articles in homeschooling publications including The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Crosswalk, CHAP Magazine, WHO’s News, and more.
Dr. Steve’s passions include creating curriculum to meet the needs of all kids, following God’s plan, and encouraging homeschool families with fresh insights, useful everyday tools, and humor.
A former English teacher, home school mom, artist, author and tutor, Maureen Guffanti was born with a passion for education.
After teaching their daughter to read, Maureen and her husband, Stephen Guffanti MD, created Rocket Phonics, a reading program so unique it has a patent pending, and in a recent UCLA study, children using Rocket Phonics gained over three times the reading skill as students using all other programs.
Maureen enjoys giving art lessons, and sharing about our nation’s unique history and heritage. She also enjoys sharing secrets of staying successfully married to someone who was nearly kicked out of every school he attended.