January 11, 2018

Cathy Duffy’s Curriculum Reviews

By Kathy Kuhl          “What’s a good curriculum for my child?” people ask me. “That’s like asking me ‘What’s a good shoe for my child?’” I reply. I’d need some measurements. I want to know what the child’s good at, what they like, what their goals are. Tap dancers, scholars, and fashion designers need different footwear. […]

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January 04, 2018

Goals help you gear up for growth

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By Kathy Kuhl Happy New Goals! I hope you’ve had a rest or at least a change of pace over the holidays. As we return to our homeschooling, it’s a great time to review and perhaps revise our goals. If you need to set or revise goals for this year and would like some help, […]

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December 21, 2017

Enjoy the holidays!

enjoy the holidays

By Kathy Kuhl          You probably have plenty of holiday joys and duties to keep you busy, so today I’ll focus on what to do over the little break from homeschooling that this time of year gives most of us. These tips can make it easier to enjoy the holidays. Take a break: […]

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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

Resources

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

more joyful holidays

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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