Kathy Kuhl equips and encourages parents to help children with learning challenges. She speaks to and consults with parents internationally, combining a wealth of information and insight with practical suggestions, humor, and personal experience.
After homeschooling a bright, dyslexic, creative, and highly distractible son for grades 4–12, she interviewed 64 families homeschooling students with learning difficulties to write Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner. This handbook helps anyone supporting teens and children with challenges—including learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism, and giftedness—and others who “learn differently,” whether diagnosed or not.
Kathy graduated from William and Mary, where she earned teaching certificates in secondary mathematics and English. She homeschooled her son for grades 4 to 12, taught junior high math in public school, taught algebra, composition, and geometry courses for homeschooled teens, and gives seminars for adults.
Locally, she remains involved in homeschooling. She moderates a private online group for Northern Virginian homeschoolers with children with special needs. (Use the contact form for information.)
Though not part of her work with special needs, Kathy is assistant administrator at CHESS – Centreville Homeschool Enrichment Support Services, which provides a la carte classes for homeschooled teens, but does not give chess lessons. (CHESS is not designed for teens with special needs, although a few have successfully taken classes there.)
Kathy belongs to and recommends the following national organizations:
- HSLDA – the Home School Legal Defense Association
- LDA – the Learning Disabilities Association,
- CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder, and
- IDA – the International Dyslexia Association.
She is also a member of these regional groups:
- HEAV – Home Educators Association of Virginia,
- WISER – Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources, and
- ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia.
Kathy and her husband Fred are members of New Hope Presbyterian Church, have two grown children, and live in Herndon, Virginia.
Click here to contact Kathy.
Whether your children struggle or have given up, whether they are dyslexic, distracted, gifted, learning disabled,all of the above, or just learn differently, Kathy Kuhl offers encouragement and support. Kathy founded LearnDifferently.com to equip parents to help their children.
- Kathy consults with families who are considering homeschooling, or who need help adapting their homeschool to a child’s learning challenges. She advises on planning, curriculum, support, withdrawal from school, and transition to high school level work, employment, and college. Go to the contact page to request a short questionnaire and to set up an initial consultation.
- Kathy would be happy to speak to your group. She has addressed international conferences on special needs, homeschool conventions across the US and in Europe, and local support groups of all sizes. She lives near Washington DC. Email her to discuss your needs and terms.
- Need an article for your publication? Kathy writes for a general parent audience, for homeschoolers, and for parents with children with special needs. Send her a brief description of what you need.
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