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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October 19, 2018

What the Research Says about Homeschooling Kids with Learning Disabilities

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By Kathy Kuhl      If you homeschool a child with learning differences, you’ve probably been told it’s a bad idea. “You don’t have the training.” “Leave it to the experts.” Some of you even have spouses or ex-spouses who object to your homeschooling.  But there is reputable research to support the choice to homeschool students with […]

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September 27, 2018

Temple Grandin on Autism and the Older Child

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Book review by Kathy Kuhl         Temple Grandin, Ph.D., has written a short book for parents and teachers of teens with autism. Based on her own experience as a successful woman with autism and an international autism advocate, Temple Talks About Autism and the Older Child is encouraging. Who is Dr. Temple Grandin? The world’s most […]

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June 21, 2018

Tech Tools to Help Students Overcome Learning Challenges

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Who can keep track of all the new tricks your computer, tablet, or phone can do? Who can keep up with all the apps in Google Play or the App Store? When you add tracking new accessibility features on top of teaching children or teens with learning challenges or other special needs, it’s hard. But […]

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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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May 07, 2018

Multisensory Math explained by Marilyn Zecher: Watch soon

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By Kathy Kuhl If you’ve heard me speak on teaching math to kids with learning challenges, you know I recommend strategies developed by Marilyn Zecher of the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Training Center. Some of my best ideas grew out of projects I created while taking her classes. Here’s a rare chance to hear from her […]

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December 14, 2017

What about High School Credits, Diplomas, and Transcripts?

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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 […]

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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 21, 2017

Homeschooling in Kindergarten with Special Needs

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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 […]

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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, […]

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