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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September 04, 2020

Helping students who struggle with math, part 2

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By Kathy Kuhl     Does your child struggle with math? Last time I discussed how handwriting struggles or attitudes of fear, discouragement, or despair can keep your child or teen from learning math. (Visit that post.) Today let’s look at three other ways students struggle–and how to help! 3. Develop their Sense of Number […]

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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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June 16, 2020

Occupational therapy at home during COVID-19

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by Kathy Kuhl — This spring, I’ve been speaking with pediatric occupational therapist Laurie Chuba of Learning Integrations.  A veteran homeschooler, she helps children who are homeschooled or in private school. We discussed how COVID-19 was affecting her students with learning challenges and their therapy. But first, Why might my child need an occupational therapist? […]

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April 01, 2020

My talks for parents “crisis homeschooling” during pandemic

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by Kathy Kuhl         Crisis schooling, emergency homeschooling, school at home, mandatory distance learning–what do you call what you do? And if it’s hard for families with neurotypical children, what about the rest of us? With families home with struggling learners because of the school closings, I’m speaking online more. Parents who […]

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March 18, 2020

Webinars & freebies to help you homeschool

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By Kathy Kuhl Coronavirus got you homeschooling–or at least trying to get through school assignments at home for a while? Welcome. When you begin to homeschool, you need three things: knowledge, wisdom, and confidence. You’ll find help in all three areas from these resources. Veteran homeschoolers are jumping in to help families who find themselves […]

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February 04, 2020

Love Languages for Families with Learning Challenges: Book Review

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by Kathy Kuhl     Review of Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities Having a child with special needs is a blessing–and hard work. Our kids face different challenges. One child has trouble reading, another sitting still, another integrating what comes in through his […]

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May 03, 2019

Getting started homeschooling with special needs? Here’s help!

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by Kathy Kuhl Homeschooling intimidated me. Starting to homeschool a child with learning challenges or special needs sounded even harder. But there’s new help this June. I’m privileged to play a part. Expanded special needs track at HEAV There’s an expanded special needs track  at the June convention of the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) in […]

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November 01, 2018

A Homeschooler’s Perspective: Two Very Different Learners

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By Kathy Kuhl      Last month, I had coffee with a homeschooler I hadn’t seen in years. We met to talk about what she had learned homeschooling two exceptional, dynamic, and wildly different children.  To preserve her their privacy, I’ll call the mother “Ann.” Doctor suggested her daughter be institutionalized I knew that Ann was […]

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