May 31, 2016

Teaching a Child with Special Needs: Book Review

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Book review by Kathy Kuhl Judith Munday’s new book is out at last: Teaching a Child with Special Needs at Home and at School. That’s good news for homeschoolers with children with learning challenges. Back in the 1990s, when I was a new homeschooler, Judi was the first expert I heard who understood homeschooling students with special […]

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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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January 06, 2016

Homeschool conventions: why go?

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By Kathy Kuhl Why should you go to a homeschool convention? What makes taking the time and money worthwhile? Some of you have children whose challenges make it difficult for you to get away anytime. Why spend precious free time at a convention? Recently two board members of one state organization explained the goals for their state […]

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April 07, 2015

Find the Gaps in Math

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by Kathy Kuhl Last week I explained how to fill in the gaps in your child’s math learning by adding customized daily review of those gap areas. But how do I know what to put on the cards, asks one parent. That depends on what’s missing from your math curriculum. From where I sit, I […]

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March 24, 2015

7 Steps to Beginning to Homeschool

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by Kathy Kuhl     One day last week, four new families talked to me about how to begin to homeschool. They each had a child for whom school wasn’t working. Here’s what I’d say to anyone starting out: 1. Don’t panic. You’ve always been responsible for your child’s education. You just outsourced it to a […]

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March 03, 2015

Two secrets to finding help in far-off places

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Weary from hunting for help for your child? Can’t find professionals you can communicate with, who understand your kid”s unusual mix of gifts and difficulties? No matter how isolated you’re feeling, chances are you aren’t as isolated as some of the parents I spoke to last week, at an education conference for English-speaking expats in […]

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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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July 11, 2014

Choosing homeschool curriculum for a child with special needs

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By Kathy Kuhl     Parents often ask me to recommend curriculum for their children with special needs. But it’s like asking me to recommend shoes. I have questions: what size, width, and activity? Any color you can’t stand? What have you tried and how did that work—or not? Every child is unique, but here […]

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October 17, 2013

Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner

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Thinking of homeschooling a child with learning challenges? Already doing so? You need this handbook Newcomer or veteran, you’ll find great ideas here. Whether your children face learning challenges, giftedness, both, or just struggle with conventional methods, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner is packed with resources to help you help them in your homeschool or afterschool. […]

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August 27, 2013

Homeschooled: How American Homeschools Measure Up

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A great infographic summary from Source:

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