May 10, 2018

New Resources to Make Reading Easier

Tags: , , , New Resources from Joan Green

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 […]

( Read the full post… )

December 14, 2017

What about High School Credits, Diplomas, and Transcripts?

Tags: , , , , , high school

By Kathy Kuhl          When I speak on homeschooling high school students with learning challenges, parents often ask: What about transcripts? How do I decide when and whether to give a diploma? Often, I receive some version of this question, which came up on a Facebook group recently: Do you ever worry that your student will […]

( Read the full post… )

September 28, 2017

Reading without Understanding

Tags: , , Reading without Understanding

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 […]

( Read the full post… )

September 21, 2017

Homeschooling in Kindergarten with Special Needs

Tags: , , , , , , , , Homeschool in Kindergarten with Special Needs

by Kathy Kuhl     Can you homeschool a small child with severe disabilities for kindergarten? It’s not for everyone. However, sometimes it’s the best option, and I’ve met several families who’ve done it successfully. There are advantages. You have more flexibility to adapt the schedule than a schoolteacher does, working around therapies, doctors’ appointments, and […]

( Read the full post… )

September 07, 2017

Help! My Teen is Dyslexic

Tags: , , help for dyslexic teens

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, […]

( Read the full post… )

July 20, 2017

Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

Tags: , , , ,

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? […]

( Read the full post… )

May 25, 2017

Help Writing Numbers & Other Math Freebies from Real Pros

Tags: , , , , , Math Resources

By Kathy Kuhl In today’s post, I share math resources from experts in teaching math to kids with challenges. Most of these resources are free. Writing numbers is tough for some kids Does your child write numbers backwards? Or does his or her hand move the wrong direction, pushing the pencil up to draw a […]

( Read the full post… )

May 01, 2017

Homeschool a child with special needs? Not as crazy as it sounds

Tags: , , ,

by Kathy Kuhl Know someone who is thinking of homeschooling a child with special needs? Know someone telling you you can’t homeschool a child who learns differently? Join me for a free webinar on homeschooling children with special needs. It’s on Tuesday, May 2, 11 AM EDT. I’ll post the talk on the “past talks” page. […]

( Read the full post… )

April 06, 2017

Learning Life Skills, Part 1

Tags: , , , , , ,

by Kathy Kuhl Are your children learning the life skills they will need when they are on their own? Imagine your child, grown up and moving out. As the car pulls away, you call, “Wait! I forgot to teach you how to… file your taxes” or “…find a good repair service” or “…change a flat […]

( Read the full post… )

January 17, 2017

The Motivation Breakthrough: Book Review

Tags: , , , , , , , , The Motivation Breakthrough

By Kathy Kuhl Review of The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child by Richard Lavoie Richard Lavoie is a world-class teacher with a real heart for children and teens. For many years he headed Eagle Hill School, a school for children with learning disabilities, so he knows about discouraged, frustrated students and […]

( Read the full post… )