August 02, 2018

Learning the Art of Thinking: Review of Alan Jacobs’ book, How to Think

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by Kathy Kuhl     How do you recommend a book called How to Think: A Survival Guide for A World at Odds, without insulting your readers? Author Alan Jacobs recommends saying, “I’m sure you know someone who could benefit from this book.” And I’m sure you do. Why am I reviewing a book on thinking, […]

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July 20, 2017

Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

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Review by Kathy Kuhl      Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities: Making It Happen in College and Beyond, by Henry B. Reiff, Ph.D. Your child with learning challenges may be going to college. What help will they need? How will they get it? What can help them navigate the system to get available services? […]

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June 22, 2017

Why Freshmen Fail and How to Avoid It! – Review of Carol Reynolds’ book

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by Kathy Kuhl Every summer, families celebrate graduations and prepare to send students off to college. Every year, some freshmen drop out of college. No one likes to think about it. We prepare for college life, buying bedding and fans, computers and electronics, cleaning supplies and posters. But what worries us most is the thing […]

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June 08, 2017

College Accommodations and Self-Advocacy Part II

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By Kathy Kuhl     In last week’s post, I discussed college accommodations and self-advocacy for students with learning challenges, especially in the context of college. In today’s post I’ll answer questions about college accommodations. I’ll discuss some of the practical aspects of accommodations. How to evaluate college accommodations Not all colleges offer the same levels of […]

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June 09, 2015

Accommodations for the ACT: One family’s story

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Years ago, I wrote about our experience getting accommodations for the SAT. I included advice from Judy Fulton. You have have heard the ACT can be better for students with learning disabilities than the SAT. Recently, Forbes Magazine published “Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Take the New SAT,” but take the ACT instead. Last fall, […]

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