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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April 14, 2015

Cool trick for correct pencil grip

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by Kathy Kuhl One reason I love speaking at homeschool conventions is what I learn from you. My friend Mary, who works with special needs students, was helping at my booth. Mary showed me how to use two rubber bands to fashion a simple pencil grip, which she models here.           […]

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June 26, 2014

Review: The Mislabeled Child by Drs. Brock & Fernette Eide

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The Mislabeled Child by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide. Review by Kathy Kuhl Whether you want clear explanations of particular learning problems, their causes, tools for identifying them, or practical solutions, The Mislabeled Child by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide is a helpful and clear guide. They help families identify and build on their children’s […]

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April 19, 2014

Tools to Help Students with Writing Difficulties

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Know a child or teen who struggles with writing? Wonder what tools can help? In such a fast-growing field, it’s hard to keep up. But don’t stick with the old technology (like my old manual typewriter shown here). Try something new. I’ve found three resources this week: The mother-daughter team of Darla and Kaila Hatton […]

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March 28, 2013

Help for struggling writers

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William Van Cleave is an exceptionally good teacher. A teacher trainer and educational consultant, he spoke on teaching writing. Click here for his excellent handout, which covers many stages of writing: from forming letters to revising essays. One example of what I liked are his exercises on varying sentence structure. Once our students can construct […]

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February 22, 2013

Free online magazines & journals

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Practical Homeschooling Magazine’s online home features articles, a virtual mall, and more from Mary Pride. Home School Enrichment Magazine Digital Edition is available by subscribing here. SAGE Journals Online offers access to dozens of academic journals including the fields of education, special education, neuroscience, medicine, and other more. Free access until October 15, 2010. (And once you register […]

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January 09, 2013

Heads Up Helping! by Melinda L. Boring

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Review by Kathy Kuhl: Heads Up Helping: Teaching Tips and Techniques for Working With ADD, ADHD, and Other Children with Challenges Melinda L. Boring is not the least bit boring. This homeschooling mother of three and speech pathologist has written a book filled with practical advice for teaching struggling learners. Her writing is clear and easy […]

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January 09, 2013

Home Schooling Children with Special Needs by Sharon C. Hensley, MA

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Review by Kathy Kuhl I am excited that Sharon Hensley has updated her book; the 1995 edition has been hard to find. This new edition offers more resources and is easy to read, with very short chapters; many are five pages long, making it easy to read in limited time. Her approach is realistic and […]

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January 09, 2013

The Mislabeled Child by Brock Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D.

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Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources—and Solutions—for Children’s Learning Challenges Hyperion, 2007. 510 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4013-0899-5 Review by Kathy Kuhl Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide have tackled a tough task: explaining many different kinds of learning problems in clear language with practical advice. The result is impressive. If the size—over 500 pages—puts you […]

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January 09, 2013

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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