By Kathy Kuhl When little Timothy* (name changed) gave me a big smile, I was surprised. When he hugged me, I was floored. Though I’d known him since his birth almost four years before, been to his home often, and regularly been hugged by his parents and sister as they greeted me, Timothy rarely even […]
by Kathy Kuhl I’ve reviewed many homeschool plans as I consult with new and experienced homeschoolers. I’m usually impressed by their thoughtful, hard work. But they often neglect one vital tool. They don’t plan how to keep themselves going. Don’t forget to take care of yourself. Teaching children with learning challenges is not for wimps, […]
The Mislabeled Child by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide. Review by Kathy Kuhl Whether you want clear explanations of particular learning problems, their causes, tools for identifying them, or practical solutions, The Mislabeled Child by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide is a helpful and clear guide. They help families identify and build on their children’s […]
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. […]
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 […]
Christopher Woodin, the chair of the math department at the Landmark School and a pioneer in teaching math to children with challenges, has many valuable resources on his website here. The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity has an article on math and memory challenges about Mr. Woodin’s work here.
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 […]
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 […]
Why exercise? “Because it feels so good when you stop,” my father often said. A recent article in the New York Times explains, why exercise makes you less anxious.
ALEKS online math instruction is offering a free two-month trial, thanks for my friends at Home Educating Family Magazine. 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 […]