April 28, 2015

My Dyslexia: Review of Philip Schultz’s memoir

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By Kathy Kuhl Book Review: Philip Schultz’s My Dyslexia In 2008, at age 63, after a long career writing, Philip Schultz won a Pulitzer prize for Failure, a volume of poetry. Four years before, when one of his sons was diagnosed with dyslexia, Philip realized he was dyslexic, too. After a lifetime of struggles with […]

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April 01, 2015

Filling in the math gaps

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by Kathy Kuhl Make Your Own Math Review Cards for Systematic Refreshers Ever noticed a topic is missing in your child’s math curriculum—or in your child’s general math knowledge? “What? He still doesn’t know days of the week?” “She has no clue how long an inch is.” How do you fill in those gaps? Write […]

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March 17, 2015

Homeschooling in Virginia: How to begin

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by Kathy Kuhl     Though I work with families across the world, I often hear from parents here in Virginia who want to begin to homeschool. Today I offer some advice for these Virginians. Next week I’ll have some general tips for beginning homeschoolers with children who learn differently. In Virginia, to homeschooling legally, you […]

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March 03, 2015

Two secrets to finding help in far-off places

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Weary from hunting for help for your child? Can’t find professionals you can communicate with, who understand your kid”s unusual mix of gifts and difficulties? No matter how isolated you’re feeling, chances are you aren’t as isolated as some of the parents I spoke to last week, at an education conference for English-speaking expats in […]

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February 10, 2015

Choosing a reading program for a child with learning challenges

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By Kathy Kuhl Some kids learn to read as Mom or Dad’s finger slides along below the words of their picture books. Some will learn with any good reading program. Others, like one of mine, need a program based on Sam Orton and Anna Gillingham’s methods (“Orton-Gillingham,” aka Multisensory Structured Language, or MSL). And some […]

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January 23, 2015

Encouraging Your Child, my latest book

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By Kathy Kuhl How do you help your children keep going despite setbacks? What’s the best way to use rewards and treats? How can we avoid accidentally discouraging kids? How do we train our kids to become adults who will encourage themselves when times are hard? In my new book, Encouraging Your Child, you’ll find these […]

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October 15, 2014

Why change the menu for struggling learners

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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 […]

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August 06, 2014

Most neglected tool to help homeschool kids with learning challenges

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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, […]

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June 26, 2014

Review: The Mislabeled Child by Drs. Brock & Fernette Eide

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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 […]

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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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