April 08, 2021

Distractible and Dyslexic? Help from Carol Barnier

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By Kathy Kuhl           Know anyone who is both distractible and dyslexic? I do, and I love to find ways to help them. Carol Barnier is a friend who shares my passion for helping these students. She is an author, speaker, and homeschool veteran. I love her humor, compassion, practicality, and […]

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April 01, 2021

Homeschooling Preschoolers with Learning Challenges: Review of The Homegrown Preschooler

Homeschooling preschoolers

Review by Kathy Kuhl of The Homegrown Preschooler by Kathy Lee Eggers and Lesli Richards When I first saw The Homegrown Preschooler materials, I wanted to play with them! Authors Kathy Lee, Lesli Richards, and I were speaking at a homeschool convention. At their booth, they offered engaging activities for young children. As I flipped […]

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January 22, 2021

Maximizing online learning for distracted students

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by Kathy Kuhl     If your child had trouble focusing in a classroom, how much more are they distracted with online learning? These days, everyone’s more distracted. Stress does that. And everyone is spending more time online, even homeschoolers. (We homeschoolers used to say, “The world is our classroom,” but we are constrained, too.) […]

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December 31, 2020

What’s helping parents: homeschool stories

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by Kathy Kuhl     Stories matter. As I talk with you, hearing your homeschool stories is my privilege. I’d love to sit with you and find out how you’re doing. These are not easy times to help students who learn differently. A part of my story is that I’m home, instead of meeting you […]

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September 04, 2020

Kathy gives homeschool consultations: your first is free

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By Kathy Kuhl     Want to talk? Wondering 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 15-minute initial consultations by phone, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and other platforms. The goal is either: for me to answer a question […]

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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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August 06, 2020

Finding an occupational therapist for your child at home

Finding an OT for your child

by Kathy Kuhl        How do you find a good occupational therapist (OT) for your child? Here’s advice from pediatric occupational therapist (and veteran homeschooler) Laurie Chuba. Part 1 of our conversation, Occupational therapy at home during COVID-19, is here.) Most OTs work for either a school district, a clinic, or in private […]

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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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