March 16, 2016

Developing Basic Skills in Reading & Writing

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by Kathy Kuhl      Review of Diana Hanbury King’s A Guide to Helping Your Child at Home: Developing Foundational Skills in Reading & Writing  Suppose you could get one of the best writing teachers, a specialist in helping struggling learners, to come over to help you understand how to teach your child? What if she […]

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February 09, 2016

If I could send my younger self a letter

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By Kathy Kuhl If I could send a letter back to my younger self in 1997, when I started to homeschool, here’s what I’d write: Dear younger me, Greetings from eighteen years from now. Since I remember how anxious we were in 1997, I thought I’d write. (I’m thinking of your shelves of homeschool catalogs–the […]

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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 21, 2015

Hidden Cost of Learning Disabilities for Family Life

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When we find out a child has a learning disability, we often first think of how he or she struggles with academic work. It’s easy to overlook the hidden costs and the hidden pain of learning disabilities. Sarah Entine unveils how learning disabilities affect family and social life in her engaging, honest, award-winning film, Read […]

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April 28, 2015

My Dyslexia: Review of Philip Schultz’s memoir

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By Kathy Kuhl Book Review: Philip Schultz’s My Dyslexia In 2008, at age 63, after a long career writing, Philip Schultz won a Pulitzer prize for Failure, a volume of poetry. Four years before, when one of his sons was diagnosed with dyslexia, Philip realized he was dyslexic, too. After a lifetime of struggles with […]

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February 10, 2015

Choosing a reading program for a child with learning challenges

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By Kathy Kuhl Some kids learn to read as Mom or Dad’s finger slides along below the words of their picture books. Some will learn with any good reading program. Others, like one of mine, need a program based on Sam Orton and Lillian Gillingham’s methods (“Orton-Gillingham,” aka Multisensory Structured Language, or MSL). And some […]

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November 18, 2014

Thankful for your kids? Do they know?

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by Kathy Kuhl Are you thankful for your children? Do they know it? Some kids have no clue what their parents like about them. Some parents would be horrified to know this. We keep our eyes on our long term goals for our kids. So sometimes when our children fail, we speak up at such […]

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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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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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