May 01, 2017

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

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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. […]

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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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May 11, 2016

Girls with attention deficit disorder

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by Kathy Kuhl When someone says “attention deficit disorder,” you probably think of that boy who cannot sit still. But girls can have attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity. (In the current official abbreviation, AD/HD, the slash reflects the idea that it can be with or without the “H,” the hyperactivity.) Kids with attention problems […]

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February 16, 2016

Auditory Processing: When the Brain Can’t Hear

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By Kathy Kuhl       Book review of When the Brain Can’t Hear by Teri James Bellis, Ph.D. “My child can’t have an auditory problem. His hearing is just fine.” When the ears work great, but the brain has trouble understanding, then the child—or adult—may have an auditory processing disorder (APD). It is also called a […]

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October 13, 2015

Kids, trauma, and PTSD: Book Review

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Does My Child Have PTSD? What do To When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out by Jolene Philo Book review by Kathy Kuhl Kids with PTSD? Isn’t that just for soldiers and civilians caught in combat? Jolene Philo explains why not—and much more—in this excellent book. [Kathy’s series on teaching struggling writers resumes next week.] […]

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August 25, 2015

After decades helping homeschoolers, Joyce Herzog’s new take on homeschooling

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By Kathy Kuhl For years, Joyce Herzog has been helping homeschoolers teach children who learn differently. The author of Learning In Spite of Labels, Timeless Teaching Tips, Choosing and Using Curriculum, Luke’s List, and more, Joyce has been a conference speaker across the country, a consultant, and a teacher of homeschooled kids. She’s helped thousands […]

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February 22, 2013

Free online magazines & journals

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Practical Homeschooling Magazine’s online home features articles, a virtual mall, and more from Mary Pride. Home School Enrichment Magazine Digital Edition is available by subscribing here. SAGE Journals Online offers access to dozens of academic journals including the fields of education, special education, neuroscience, medicine, and other more. Free access until October 15, 2010. (And once you register […]

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February 22, 2013

News and commentary on disability issues

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Patricia Bauer is a reporter, a good writer, and mother of Margaret, a young woman with Down Syndrome. Patricia first came to my attention with her 2005 Washington Post article on the abortion of children with disabilities, “The Abortion Debate No One Wants to Have.” My favorite lines are: Margaret does not view her life as unremitting […]

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February 22, 2013

For the vision-impaired students

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A veteran teacher of children with vision impairments, Ms. Kathy (not me!) provides links, articles, ideas, a message board, and videos on Ms. Kathy’s Kids.

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February 22, 2013

Getting help for difficult and awkward situations

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When I interviewed 64 parents for my book, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, several women told me about not being able to take a child with autism to church, because he or she could not tolerate either the worship service or Sunday School. When Carol Barnier blogged about dealing with adults who are mean to a child with […]

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