September 04, 2020

Kathy gives homeschool consultations: your first is free

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By Kathy Kuhl     Want to talk? Homeschooling someone with a learning disability or other challenge that makes learning more challenging. Some of you have been asking what’s involved in my private homeschool consultations. While I’ve been providing them for years, it’s time to let more of you know. I give free 20-minute initial consultations […]

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August 21, 2020

Helping students who struggle with math, part 1

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By Kathy Kuhl    Most adults know how it feels to struggle with math. But some children feel hopelessness about math every single day. They may struggle for many reasons: fine motor difficulty, poor sense of number, language-based learning disabilities, trouble remembering, fear, or discouragement. But new developments in neuroscience help us understand the difficulties. […]

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June 30, 2020

Join Kathy at Homeschooling Special Needs Online Conference: Lifetime Access

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Homeschooling Special Needs Online Conference: Lifetime access Get your ticket with this link and support Kathy’s work helping parents of kids who learn differently! On July 21, the Homeschooling Special Needs Online Conference opens. Join Kathy and dozens of other special needs homeschool speakers, with dozens of workshops to watch at your convenience. Featuring: Dr. […]

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November 29, 2018

Read faster with BeeLine Reader, new software tool

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By Kathy Kuhl     Want to read faster? Want to help your dyslexic child’s eyes find the next line more easily? BeeLine Reader can help. It’s an unusual browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, (and also an iOS app) that can make reading on screen easier. I’m so impressed with this tool that I […]

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November 08, 2018

The Myth of Learning Styles

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by Kathy Kuhl     “If you teach to your children’s learning styles, they’ll learn better,” they told me. But what if you can’t tell how your child learns best? That was my problem. Learning Styles: Popular Theories One of the most popular theories of learning styles is based on the idea that people prefer different way […]

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July 12, 2018

11 Ways to Make Spelling Practice More Fun

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By Kathy Kuhl          When spelling doesn’t come easily, practicing can be repetitive and boring. Here are some things you can do to keep your child happily working to build their spelling skills: Finger Paint Put finger paint or any colored, gel-like shampoo (such as Prell), in a Ziploc bag. Seal it […]

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May 10, 2018

New Resources to Make Reading Easier

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by Kathy Kuhl     Joan Green is one of the nation’s experts on finding tools to help people with all kinds of learning challenges. I’ve recommended her work in assistive technology before, and now she has new ways to help. Why I like Joan Green’s work Joan keeps up with the fast-growing field of assistive […]

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January 18, 2018

Help for Dyslexic Teens: Never Too Late to Read, a book review

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By Kathy Kuhl Know a dyslexic teen, or any adolescent who struggles with reading? It’s so frustrating for these students and their parents. The students are probably avoiding reading as much as possible, and may be resisting your efforts to teach them. It would be no surprise if they are discouraged. They may even try deny […]

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September 28, 2017

Reading without Understanding

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By Kathy Kuhl        “You just read it! Can’t you remember what you read?” We all have days like that. But the answer is always “no” for some children, teens, and adults. For them, sounding out words from letters on a page is so hard, they have no attention left for holding onto the meaning of […]

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September 07, 2017

Help! My Teen is Dyslexic

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by Kathy Kuhl What if you didn’t know your child was dyslexic until they hit high school? This happened to a family I learned about yesterday.  They just discovered that their bilingual high schooler is dyslexic. For years, the experts kept saying, “She’s only struggling with reading because she’s bilingual.” It’s an easy mistake to make, but […]

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