July 05, 2018

4 Reasons to Homeschool this Summer

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By Kathy Kuhl           Summer: time for sun, vacation, lazing about—and homeschool? Yes! Even if you aren’t already homeschooling your child, I recommend summertime homeschooling. But the homeschooling I recommend over the summer may not be what you think. I firmly believe that kids and teens need unstructured time. So by […]

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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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January 18, 2018

Help for Dyslexic Teens: Never Too Late to Read, a book review

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By Kathy Kuhl Know a dyslexic teen, or any adolescent who struggles with reading? It’s so frustrating for these students and their parents. The students are probably avoiding reading as much as possible, and may be resisting your efforts to teach them. It would be no surprise if they are discouraged. They may even try deny […]

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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 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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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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March 08, 2016

What to read to feed your brain

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By Kathy Kuhl Reading is one of my favorite ways to feed my brain. Of course, homeschooling also feeds your mind. Studying with your children keeps you learning, which will keep your brain growing. But reading lets you explore a wider range of subjects that what you are teaching. As I recently wrote, it can be hard to find time to read, […]

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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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February 22, 2013

Reading gives you “a lot of bang for your book”

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The complete article from LiveScience.com on the value of having books in your home is here.

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