December 07, 2018

Need accommodations for college exams, classes? New book helps parents, students

Review by Kathy Kuhl     Is college a possibility for students with learning disabilities? If so, how do parents help them pass the college entrance exams like the SAT and the ACT? How can teens who struggled to read or focus get the accommodations they need in college to develop their gifts? While homeschooling several […]

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November 29, 2018

Read faster with BeeLine Reader, new software tool

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By Kathy Kuhl     Want to read faster? Want to help your dyslexic child’s eyes find the next line more easily? BeeLine Reader can help. It’s an unusual browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, (and also an iOS app) that can make reading on screen easier. I’m so impressed with this tool that I […]

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November 20, 2018

Thankfulness Makes All Sweet

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By Kathy Kuhl     This Thanksgiving, I wish you all time to enjoy and hearts to be grateful for your blessings. I write to equip you for helping your kids who learn differently. To do that, I usually write about what’s hard. It’s so easy, when your child is drowning in a sea of schoolwork, […]

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November 15, 2018

Review: No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope

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Review by Kathy Kuhl     For parents of children ages 8 to 14 (the “tween” years), there’s new help. While there are books on raising little ones, and resources (and angst) on raising teens, there has been little for the ones in the middle. Hal and Melanie Young, however, recently wrote a clear helpful book […]

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November 08, 2018

The Myth of Learning Styles

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by Kathy Kuhl     “If you teach to your children’s learning styles, they’ll learn better,” they told me. But what if you can’t tell how your child learns best? That was my problem. Learning Styles: Popular Theories One of the most popular theories of learning styles is based on the idea that people prefer different way […]

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November 01, 2018

A Homeschooler’s Perspective: Two Very Different Learners

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By Kathy Kuhl      Last month, I had coffee with a homeschooler I hadn’t seen in years. We met to talk about what she had learned homeschooling two exceptional, dynamic, and wildly different children.  To preserve her their privacy, I’ll call the mother “Ann.” Doctor suggested her daughter be institutionalized I knew that Ann was […]

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October 25, 2018

When Family Objects to Homeschool

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By Kathy Kuhl     Last week, I posted research showing how effective homeschooling can be for students with learning challenges. You may find it helps relatives understand why you homeschool—or why you want to. But caring for and educating children is an emotional issue. Your relatives’ concerns about homeschool likely come out of a deep concern […]

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October 19, 2018

What the Research Says about Homeschooling Kids with Learning Disabilities

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By Kathy Kuhl      If you homeschool a child with learning differences, you’ve probably been told it’s a bad idea. “You don’t have the training.” “Leave it to the experts.” Some of you even have spouses or ex-spouses who object to your homeschooling.  But there is reputable research to support the choice to homeschool students with […]

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October 11, 2018

Leaders Joining Forces to Support Homeschoolers

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by Kathy Kuhl    After two homeschool leader conferences in seven days, my head and heart are full. During these conferences I’ve met state, national, even international homeschool leaders. I’ve brainstormed with others who help homeschooling parents of kids with challenges. Wow! What a privilege.   National Leaders Conference  The Home School Legal Defense Association […]

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September 27, 2018

Temple Grandin on Autism and the Older Child

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Book review by Kathy Kuhl         Temple Grandin, Ph.D., has written a short book for parents and teachers of teens with autism. Based on her own experience as a successful woman with autism and an international autism advocate, Temple Talks About Autism and the Older Child is encouraging. Who is Dr. Temple Grandin? The world’s most […]

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