February 22, 2013

Software and technology tools

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My local Virginia support group, GiftsNVA, had the privilege of hearing Joan Green. Joan helps parents find software and other tech tools to help their special children. Joan’s newest book is out, The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education. This gold mine of resources includes technology to improve verbal expression, to improve auditory comprehension, and […]

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February 22, 2013

Math Links

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ALEKS online math instruction is offering a free 48 hour trial. Several homeschoolers have found this helpful for young students and teens. My favorite website for help teaching math is Chris Woodin’s. He is one of the nation’s experts on teaching math to children with challenges. A teacher at the Landmark School, his website is full of […]

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February 22, 2013

Using the Internet wisely

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Using the Internet wisely: Why do we crave distraction? Many tools can help you guard your family from the ugly, immoral side of the Internet or to limit their time on the web. But even if all you read on the Internet is recipes and Bible stories, using the Internet affects how you think and […]

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February 22, 2013

An Introduction to Assistive Technology

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Eli Frank Sapp has written a Kindle book that provides a good, short introduction to assistive technology, Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technology.

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February 22, 2013

Choosing assistive technology carefully

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Joan L. Green, author of The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation, wrote a useful article on the need for care in choosing appropriate assistive technology, in her new article, “The World of Apps- They keep on coming!” Among other things, she illustrates the complexities of choosing […]

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February 22, 2013

Is Google making us stupid?

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If you don’t have time to read Nicholas Carr’s book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, here is the article that led to the book,“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” in The Atlantic magazine.

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February 22, 2013

Time Timer: shows you time passing

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Not high-tech, but so handy! The Time Timer is a visual timer that is great for students, for me, and for anyone often loses track of the time, or as we prefer to call ourselves,”chronometrically impaired.” Since the red fraction of the disk shrinks as time passes, even a child who cannot tell time or […]

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February 22, 2013

iPad and iPhone apps

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When folks ask about iPad and iPhone apps, it’s hard to pick a few to show because they do so many different things. If I show you two, the four I don’t show may be the ones that look worthwhile to you or interest your child. Nevertheless, here is one favorite,iWriteWords. There is a free […]

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February 15, 2013

Review of The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock and Fernette Eide

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Dyslexia, an advantage? I have heard people say that disabilities were really advantages. I thought they were in denial or confused. I agree that disabilities and challenges can benefit us: I’ve seen my son’s learning disabilities make him more compassionate and persevering. But I wouldn’t have called dyslexia in itself an […]

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January 09, 2013

About Kathy Kuhl

After homeschooling a child with special needs, Kathy would like to help you.

Kathy Kuhl offers resources for anyone who wants to help a child or teen with learning challenges. Kids “learn differently” for many reasons, and there are many ways to help them. A veteran homeschooler and classroom teacher, Kathy Kuhl is the author of Staying Sane as You Homeschool  and Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner. On this website, you’ll find help for […]

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