January 09, 2013

Resources for Homeschooling Children with Learning or Attention Difficulties

Resources For Planning Sutton & Sutton, Strategies for Struggling Learners: A Guide For the Teaching Parent ISBN: 0964568411. Out of print but available used from Amazon.com or ABEbooks.com Joyce Herzog, Choosing and Using Curriculum ISBN 1887225226 Learning in Spite of Labels ISBN 1882514130 Joyce Herzog.com National Home Education Network and Home School Legal Defense Association have helpful special needs sections on their websites. Lenore Calacion Hayes, Homeschooling […]

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January 09, 2013

Homeschoolers Applying for Accommodations on the College Board Exams: PSAT and SAT

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Accommodations on the SAT? While I was homeschooling my son, he received accommodations for the SAT in 2004 because of his LD and ADD. Here are some notes from our experience, with updates as described below. This is not legal advice. I am not a lawyer or a special education teacher. There are two applications. […]

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January 08, 2013

Mastering Math Facts

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Teaching Math Facts to a Struggling Learner Try to work on facts every day for 5 to 10 minutes. Some days, let the child pick which method to drill with. Here are a few suggestions: Flash cards, (If you make your own, write answers on the backs, but make sure the answer can’t be read through […]

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January 08, 2013

Homefires Online Teleconference

Resources for Parents                                                          compiled by Kathy Kuhl For Homefires’ Online Teleconference                                                 October 28, 2010   I give free 20 minute phone consultations. To request one, e-mail Kathy@LearnDifferently.com.  My website, www. LearnDifferently.com, provides articles, reviews, links. My newsletter has book reviews, tips and links every month.   Understanding Special Needs— see also chapters 6 & 7 of my book, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner *Brock & Fernette Eide, The Mislabeled […]

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January 08, 2013

Encouraging your Child

A Hodgepodge of Selected Reading • Kathy Kuhl. Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner. Learn Differently, 2009.* Available from learndifferently.com and Amazon. • Paul Tripp. Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2001. Don’t wait until your child is a teen to read it. • Edward T. Welch. Running Scared: […]

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January 08, 2013

When Writing Doesn’t Come Easily

Explaining Causes of Writing Problems • Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide. The Mislabeled Child. New York: Hyperion, 2006. • Larry Silver, M.D. The Misunderstood Child.* New York: Three Rivers, 2006. • http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/writing • William Van Cleave’s website, http://vcedconsulting.com/teacher-reading.php Handwriting Curricula Mary D. Benbow, MS, OTR/L. Loops and Other Groups: A Kinesthetic Writing System. San Antonio: […]

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January 08, 2013

Helping Teens Overcome Learning Challenges

Where to Begin • See www.hslda.org/highschool/ for information on planning, transcripts, resources, vocations, and more. See HSLDA’s special needs department for a fine newsletter. • Two Yahoo! Groups: homeschool2college and conservativehs2c. Homeschooling parents can discuss preparing their students for the transition to college. Planning and Transcripts • Campbell, Janice, Transcripts Made Easy. For the bright […]

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January 08, 2013

When Math Doesn’t Come Easily

When Math Doesn’t Come Easily By Kathy Kuhl Specific learning difficulties in math can appear as trouble with remembering math facts, understanding math concepts, understanding the language of mathematics, or planning. Some things that look like disabilities in learning math are emotional blocks from years of failure (pseudo-dyscalculia) or inadequate instruction. Other learning disabilities can […]

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January 08, 2013

Homeschooling a Child with Learning Challenges

General Resources • *Kathy!Kuhl,!Homeschooling,Your,Struggling,Learner.!My!website!or!Amazon.! • Learn Differently e-Newsletter: book reviews and tips. www.LearnDifferently.com • *Carol Barnier: How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and onto Learning. 2000. Sign up for Carol Barnier’s newsletter: http://sizzlebop.com/ • *Melinda Boring. Heads Up Helping: Teaching Tips and Techniques for Working with ADD, ADHD, and Other Children with Challenges. […]

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December 05, 2012

Staying Sane as You Homeschool

Homeschooling builds families, develops character, and nurtures children, but it’s not always easy. How do you keep going? Kathy Kuhl shares vital principles to help you thrive. A veteran homeschooler with a child with learning challenges, she knows the rewards and the frustrations, as well as the temptations and attitudes to avoid. Whether you are […]

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