January 17, 2017

The Motivation Breakthrough: Book Review

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By Kathy Kuhl Review of The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child by Richard Lavoie Richard Lavoie is a world-class teacher with a real heart for children and teens. For many years he headed Eagle Hill School, a school for children with learning disabilities, so he knows about discouraged, frustrated students and […]

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December 20, 2016

Teaching tips for kids with attention problems

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by Kathy Kuhl – After launching this series on attention problems (it began with “What is ADD? ADHD? What Parents need to know”), many of you asked for teaching tips. Today’s post is my gift to you–a few highlights from one of my workshops. Links are below. Happy Holidays! 18 Tips to Help a Student with […]

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May 11, 2016

Girls with attention deficit disorder

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by Kathy Kuhl When someone says “attention deficit disorder,” you probably think of that boy who cannot sit still. But girls can have attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity. (In the current official abbreviation, AD/HD, the slash reflects the idea that it can be with or without the “H,” the hyperactivity.) Kids with attention problems […]

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February 16, 2016

Auditory Processing: When the Brain Can’t Hear

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By Kathy Kuhl       Book review of When the Brain Can’t Hear by Teri James Bellis, Ph.D. “My child can’t have an auditory problem. His hearing is just fine.” When the ears work great, but the brain has trouble understanding, then the child—or adult—may have an auditory processing disorder (APD). It is also called a […]

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January 12, 2016

Help distractible, impulsive, or hyperactive kids

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By Kathy Kuhl Book review of Is Your Child Hyperactive? Inattentive? Impulsive? Distractible? by Stephen W. Garber, Ph.D., Marianne Daniels Garber, Ph. D., and Robyn Freedman Spizman. Villlard, 221 pages. Five-year-old Evan can’t stand still. Eight-year-old Jessie is a sweet daydreamer who never finishes her work and Calvin is such a terribly impulsive teen that his parents […]

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October 27, 2015

Understanding what learning disabilities feel like

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Special web tools and videos to help you and your family understand your child’s challenges By Kathy Kuhl October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. It’s also ADHD Awareness Month. And with just a few days left, I didn’t want you to miss the special opportunities you have to learn more about challenges your child may […]

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August 18, 2015

Free on Kindle Wednesday only: Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner

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I’m happy to announce that today Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner is available on Kindle. Now you can read it with the Kindle app on your laptop, Android phone or tablet, iPad, or iPhone. Our readers been asking for this, and we’ve been working at it for over a year. We know the paperback is packed […]

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August 12, 2015

Got distractible, disorganized, impulsive teens? Here’s help

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By Kathy Kuhl Raising a distractible, impulsive child is an adventure. Homeschooling that child, especially as they grow older, can be a bit scary—especially if Mom is also distractible, as I am. So as my son approached adolescence, I went looking for help. I found Chris Dendy, and I want you to know her, too. […]

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June 16, 2015

Just a minute: Help for distracted parents

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By Kathy Kuhl Last weekend as I spoke on helping distractible students succeed (at the Washington Homeschool Organization in Puyallup), a woman said, “I can’t let my sons use fidgets or some other strategies you suggest, because they distract me! What can I do?” asked this highly distractible parent. A father in the room, who […]

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May 05, 2015

Homeschooling a distractible child

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By Kathy Kuhl Homeschooling a distractible child can be nerve-wracking. You step away for two minutes and your distractible one has mentally drifted to a far galaxy, physically left the room, put on a favorite costume and started pretending, or all of the above. “I’m sorry!” he says. “I didn’t mean to!” “I forgot!” she […]

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