September 27, 2018

Temple Grandin on Autism and the Older Child

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Book review by Kathy Kuhl         Temple Grandin, Ph.D., has written a short book for parents and teachers of teens with autism. Based on her own experience as a successful woman with autism and an international autism advocate, Temple Talks About Autism and the Older Child is encouraging. Who is Dr. Temple Grandin? The world’s most […]

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July 19, 2018

Something to chew on, for kids that can’t stop

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By Kathy Kuhl     Do you have children who can’t stop chewing on things? Kids and teens with sensory issues and other issues may struggle with this—or give in to it without a thought. No matter how well they know that pencil has been handled by many people, it pops into their mouths. And […]

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September 21, 2017

Homeschooling in Kindergarten with Special Needs

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by Kathy Kuhl     Can you homeschool a small child with severe disabilities for kindergarten? It’s not for everyone. However, sometimes it’s the best option, and I’ve met several families who’ve done it successfully. There are advantages. You have more flexibility to adapt the schedule than a schoolteacher does, working around therapies, doctors’ appointments, and […]

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May 11, 2017

Do Fidget Spinners Help? 5 Rules for Finding Fidgets To Improve Focus

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By Kathy Kuhl For some people, sitting still is so hard that they can’t sit still and listen, think, or do much else. These folks need something to do with their hands to help them keep still and focus. Some people fiddle with a paperclip, click a ballpoint pen, jiggle coins in a pocket, or […]

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August 10, 2016

Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy: Book review

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by Kathy Kuhl          Review of Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy, by Heather Laurie. Are you considering homeschooling because you have several children with special needs? Are therapies and hospitalizations a regular part of your life? Do you want encouragement from a Christian mother who’s been down that road? Meet Heather Laurie Heather […]

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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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July 02, 2015

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Book review

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Review by Kathy Kuhl The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries through the Unique Perspectives of Autism by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron. 383 pages. Future Horizons. We all know people who need help learning how to get along with others. Dr. Temple Grandin and Sean Barron, two very different successful adults with […]

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May 26, 2015

Strangers: how should your child respond?

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By Kathy Kuhl A scary video on Facebook launched a good conversation, for once. It showed an experiment repeated with several children. A stranger with puppy approached a child at a playground, chatted, let the child pet the puppy, and invited the child “to come see the other puppies.” In each case, the parents had […]

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February 03, 2015

Harnessing a passion for cartoons: a review of Life, Animated

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Review of Ron Suskind’s Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism Audiobook read by Ron and Owen Suskind Review by Kathy Kuhl Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism is a revealing portrait worth the time of anyone interested in family and communication. In the first chapter, “Growing Backward,” author Ron […]

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