December 14, 2017

What about High School Credits, Diplomas, and Transcripts?

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By Kathy Kuhl          When I speak on homeschooling high school students with learning challenges, parents often ask: What about transcripts? How do I decide when and whether to give a diploma? Often, I receive some version of this question, which came up on a Facebook group recently: Do you ever worry that your student will […]

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December 14, 2017

Language Skills for Young Children: Reading with Young Children

Language Skills

by Kathy Kuhl          How do we help small children become ready to read? How can we make it easier for wiggly kids to sit still while we read to them? How do we help little ones with learning challenges develop language skills? Recently I had the opportunity to chat with a pediatric […]

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December 07, 2017

Reading Teaching Tools, Part II: Megawords and MindPlay

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By Kathy Kuhl          This post is the second of two posts, highlighting resources to help kids and teens with dyslexia. Last week I talked about Learn to Read and Spell with Miss Letterly, and you can read that post here. Today I’m featuring two resources, both aimed a bit older than Miss Letterly was. Megawords What if […]

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November 30, 2017

Reading Teaching Tools, Part I: Miss Letterly

Reading Teaching Tools: Miss Letterly

By Kathy Kuhl          This post is the first of two, highlighting resources to help kids and teens with dyslexia. Today’s resource is geared towards younger learners. Miss Letterly Stories Learn to Read and Spell with Miss Letterly is a charming, child-friendly introduction to the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading. (It is also called Multisensory Structured Language, […]

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November 22, 2017

More Joyful Holidays

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By Kathy Kuhl            “’Tis the season to be”… Jolly? Stressed? Over-committed? Along with the joys, sounds, and delicious flavors of the holidays come extra pressures. If you have children who are easily overstimulated or distractible, it can be hard to pace them and yourself. If you have family who don’t understand […]

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November 09, 2017

New Resource: What Has Kathy Recommended?

New Resource: What Has Kathy Recommended?

by Kathy Kuhl       On this site,  I have reviewed over 100 books for parents of kids with learning challenges on this site. I’ve also suggested dozens of tools to help your child focus, read, and learn. This week we unveil a new resource for you: an updated list of all my recommended […]

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November 02, 2017

New book: Real Families, Real Needs

by Kathy Kuhl When someone has learning challenges or special needs, their whole family has special needs. While I’ve blogged on siblings and fathers of children with special needs (see below), a new book helps all family members. In Real Families, Real Needs: A Compassionate Guide for Families Living with Disability, Joni and Friends has […]

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October 31, 2017

Kathy’s blog

Kathy’s blog keeps you informed and encouraged Studying how to help your child? Kathy shares books, resources, and suggestions to help your teach your exceptional child at home and around your community. Detailed book reviews help you decide where to spend your precious reading time. Practical advice from a mother who’s completed the homeschool journey […]

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October 26, 2017

Six Reasons to Attend a Special Needs Homeschool Conference

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by Kathy Kuhl In three weeks, I’m going to a special event in Orlando. Not Disney World, not Harry Potter World, but a special needs homeschool conference for gifted and struggling learners. Here’s why you should go. Or, if you cannot, here’s why to attend one of the others listed below. 1. Peers Homeschooling a […]

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October 12, 2017

Tips for Distractible Moms

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By Kathy Kuhl Whatever the cause of your distraction, these tips can help you stay on target! Be Smart about Smartphones Don’t keep your smartphone next to your bed at night. If you’re worried about missing an important message from kids or other family, turn up the volume. Some smartphones have a “Do not disturb” […]

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