Kathy speaks at large and small events internationally on many topics.
1. For all parents:
Raising Never-Give-Up Kids
Is your child tired of struggling with academic work? How do you help your child keep going? Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her son, who has extensive learning and attention problems, for grades 4-12. She shares lessons learned, victories won, and principles to develop character and help your child press on.
Helping Children Respond to Others with Special Needs
How do we help our kids respond well when they meet someone with special needs? Biblically, how do we see people with disabilities? Kathy Kuhl helps you lay a strong foundation for relationships based on respect and grace, and provides guidelines, examples, and practical advice.
Homeschooling Children with Learning Challenges (or Special Needs)
When you cannot find the appropriate classroom for a child, you may choose to customize an education for your exceptional child. It’s not as crazy as it may sound–resources and options now abound, including outsourcing options. Customizing education allows parents to focus on strengths, move at the correct pace, make time for needed therapies and treatments, flex the schedule, and reduce anxiety for child and parent. Kathy shares resources for inside and outside the home to help you explore homeschooling, or begin or improve your homeschool.
2. For all homeschoolers, the above plus:
Staying Sane: Balancing Your Priorities
Is your homeschool in a rut? Getting less done without knowing why? Losing the joy of learning? Veteran homeschooling mom Kathy Kuhl shares common sense Biblical strategies to take care of yourself, be a better teacher, parent, and spouse, and have a happier, healthier family.
3. On Homeschooling Struggling Learners: these workshops are for any student struggling, including bright students who “learn differently.”
Helping Teens Overcome Learning Challenges
Is high school at home only for overachievers? Can you homeschool the teen who has trouble reading, writing, focusing, or organizing, or who has other challenges? Veteran homeschooler Kathy Kuhl discusses teaching high school when the teen cannot learn from a book, as well as teaching life skills, social skills, social life, and resources to prepare your young person for life after graduation.
When Math Doesn’t Come Easily
How do you teach math effectively to a child with learning challenges? How do you bear tackling math facts again? How do you move beyond the times tables when your child has not mastered them? What are your options for high school math? Veteran homeschooler and math teacher Kathy Kuhl discusses working with children with difficulties in math, and shares strategies you can incorporate into any math curriculum.
The math talk can be split and expanded many ways, for example:
- When Arithmetic Doesn’t Come Easily
- When Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages Don’t Come Easily
- When Algebra and Negative Numbers Don’t Come Easily
When Writing Doesn’t Come Easily
Does your child struggle to write, to form letters or to compose a clear paragraph or essay? Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her dysgraphic son for grades 4-12; later he earned A’s in college screenwriting classes.. Learn causes of writing problems, handwriting tips, and accommodations for handwriting problems. Find out how to develop a good writer, improve spelling and vocabulary, and teach composition more effectively.
The above writing talk can be split into two parts, When Handwriting & Spelling Don’t Come Easily, and When Grammar & Composition Don’t Come Easily.
Homeschooling a Child with Learning Challenges
How do you prepare to homeschool a child who has difficulty learning and paying attention? Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Whether you are new to homeschooling or not, this will help you help a child with learning problems.
[Above is an overview, which can be split in two. If split, they should scheduled in this order:]
- Understanding your Child’s Learning Challenges
To teach a child who has difficulty learning, you have to learn how they learn, and what makes learning hard. What kinds of help are available? Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Whether you are new to homeschooling or not, this will help you help a child with learning problems.
- Teaching Children with Learning Challenges
Your child has many needs—how do you decide where to begin and establish clear goals? How will you tell when you’ve reached them? Learn how to work around areas of weakness, how to strengthen them, and how to adapt curriculum. Hear tips on how to keep going, and to help your child keep going.
Christian women’s groups and retreats, parents groups
Kathy speaks at women’s retreats and other events for Christian parents. Talks can be written or customized on request. Rates are flexible, based on group size and budget. Reimbursement for travel expenses is usually also expected.
Recent topics include:
- Reasons for Hope
- Guarding our Hope
- Helping Children Respond to Others with Special Needs
- Staying Sane as You Raise Children
Want to know more? Click on “Contact” to tell Kathy about your event and begin a conversation with her about how she might serve your group.