October 17, 2013

Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner

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Thinking of homeschooling a child with learning challenges? Already doing so? You need this handbook Newcomer or veteran, you’ll find great ideas here. Whether your children face learning challenges, giftedness, both, or just struggle with conventional methods, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner is packed with resources to help you help them in your homeschool or afterschool. […]

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February 22, 2013

Related to Autism

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Many groups advocate different views of and responses to autism. Here is a sampling of sites related to autism: Autism Speaks Autism Society of America Defeat Autism Now, the website of the Autism Research Institute. My favorite public service announcement on autism is Act Early’s poignant “The Red Flags of Autism.” To prove autistics have […]

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February 22, 2013

Three inside views on learning disabilities

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Three inside views on learning disabilities: from two severely autistic young women, and an adult with Asperger Syndrome For inspiration and insight into how bright people, trapped by autism, can be given a voice through technology, see these links. fifteen-year-old Carly Fleishmann’s blog, and a video clip Carly posted about herself from the original ABC news […]

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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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January 09, 2013

Christine Fields’ book, Homeschooling the Challenging Child

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Review by Kathy Kuhl In Homeschooling the Challenging Child, Christine Field provides a useful guide for parents of children with learning or attention difficulties, strong wills, and other personality traits that make homeschooling harder. Field, a trial lawyer turned homeschooling mom who homeschools her four very different children in Wheaton, Illinois, wrote a well-organized and clear book. […]

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January 09, 2013

The Mislabeled Child by Brock Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D.

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Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources—and Solutions—for Children’s Learning Challenges Hyperion, 2007. 510 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4013-0899-5 Review by Kathy Kuhl Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide have tackled a tough task: explaining many different kinds of learning problems in clear language with practical advice. The result is impressive. If the size—over 500 pages—puts you […]

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January 09, 2013

Raise Your Child’s Social IQ by Cathi Cohen, L.C.S.W.

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Raise Your Child’s Social I.Q. guides parents to help develop their children’s social skills. A mother and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience running a mental health practice and counseling children and adolescents, Cohen has written a clear, practical book to help us apply the principles she developed […]

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January 09, 2013

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Know someone who avoids eye contact, who doesn’t know how to converse, but will talk endlessly about a favorite subject? John Elder Robison’s memoir, Look Me In the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s, gives an inside look at life at one end of the autism spectrum. He provides an example of an “Aspergian” […]

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January 09, 2013

The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation by Joan L. Green

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Prufrock Press. ISBN: 978-1-59363-719-4 List price $39.95. On Amazon for much 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 […]

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