The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation by Joan L. Green

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Prufrock Press. ISBN: 978-1-59363-719-4 List price $39.95. On Amazon for much less. While technology can be a mixed blessing, it is clear we need it, we cannot escape it, and we should not want to. Technology can help our children improve their speaking, writing, reading, thinking, and memory. It can help people […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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