Review of Cheryl Swope’s book, Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child by Kathy Kuhl When you hear “classical education,” what comes to mind? Academic rigor your child couldn’t handle? Homeschool moms frantically learning Latin so they can teach their children declensions? Little kids in togas made of old sheets? Since my son struggled […]
When you homeschool a child with special needs, you need help. Here’s my two part blog on finding support, on the Great Homeschool Convention blog. I’ll be a featured speaker at all three GHC conventions, Greenville, SC, March 20-22; Cincinnati, April 24-26; and Ontario, California, June 12-14. Buy your ticket here and support LearnDifferently.com.
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Ph.D., with Joan DeClaire. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 220 pages. Review by Kathy Kuhl How do your children deal with feelings—their own and other people’s? Not being able to deal with emotion wisely can cripple your children’s future. John Gottman, offers […]
The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation by Joan L. Green
Prufrock Press. ISBN: 978-1-59363-719-4 List price $39.95. On Amazon for less. While technology can be a mixed blessing, it is clear we need it, we cannot escape it, and we should not want to. Technology can help our children improve their speaking, writing, reading, thinking, and memory. It can help people with vision, hearing, fine motor, […]
Review by Kathy Kuhl. Kris and Mike Barnett had a bright, smart baby. Jake was sounding out short words at age one. But a few months later, he spoke less and less and stopped making eye contact. He disengaged from his family and the world. After months of in-home therapy for speech and developmental delays, […]
Joan Green is the best source I know for keeping up with assistive technologies. On June 25, 27 and July 1, she’s giving a series of webinars these next two weeks, discussing tools to help students with organization, reading, and writing, as well as free online tools and iPad apps.
by guest reviewer Ben Balserak for LearnDifferently.com Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential by Richard Guare, PhD, Peg Dawson, EdD, and Colin Guare. Content: This book covers how parents whose teens display weak “executive skills” should go about training their child to perform well both inside and […]
by Kathy Kuhl Money, time, and distance can make getting speech therapy difficult or impossible. Here are two alternatives: Telepractice: Therapy over secure internet At two conventions this spring, I met speech pathologists from Chesapeake Children’s Therapy Center. Speech Language Pathologist Brooke Lambert, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, told me they are now “offering TELEPRACTICE- pediatric speech therapy […]
Peacemaker Ministries offers help in conflict resolution from a biblical perspective. I’ve found Ken Sande’s book, The Peacemaker, and Corlette Sande’s Young Peacemaker workbooks both very practical and thought-provoking. The first book comes in a student edition. The Young Peacemaker comes with a DVD containing a series of workbooks, suitable for about ages 9-15. […]
William Van Cleave is an exceptionally good teacher. A teacher trainer and educational consultant, he spoke on teaching writing. Click here for his excellent handout, which covers many stages of writing: from forming letters to revising essays. One example of what I liked are his exercises on varying sentence structure. Once our students can construct […]