2022 Para Educator Book Study - Ghost Boy

May 24, 2022 - June 28, 2022

Special Education

Erin McManamon: Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius 
15 Hours Awarded  


In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. 
Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought. 

ZOOM link: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/9619138220

ZOOM Dates and Times: 

  • May 24,2022  8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Introductions and Orientation
  • Tuesday, June 7,2022 8:30-9:30 am
  • Tuesday, June 21,2022 8:30-9:30 am
  • Tuesday, June 28,2022 8:30-9:30 am (last session)

Hours earned: 15 hours

  • How it works:
  • 1. Check out the book from the library or purchase “Ghost Boy.”
  • 2. Check your email for the ZOOM link one week prior to the meeting.
  • 3. Join into ZOOM using the link provided.
  • 4. Read the book as outlined and shared during our first organizational meeting
  • 5. Get ready to share your thoughts and ideas as we journey through the book together.
  • 6. If you are not present for a ZOOM meeting, you will be required to provide a written
  • summary of the chapters covered in order to receive your hours.
  • 7. A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued upon completion of the book study.

Registration is open until 5/24/2022

Available Credit or Activity Hours

Act 48 Activity Hours
15.0 Hours
Academic Content Studies Special Education
General Activity Hours (non-PDE)
15.0 Hours


Tuesday, May 24
8 - 10am
Introductions and Orientation
Tuesday, June 7
8:30 - 9:30am
Book Discussion 1
Tuesday, June 21
8:30 - 9:30am
Book Discussion 2
Tuesday, June 28
8:30 - 9:30am
Book Discussion final