March 25, 2013

Math memory trouble? Great resources

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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.

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February 22, 2013

Free online magazines & journals

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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 […]

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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

The best stress reducer

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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.

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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 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

The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles by Carol Barnier

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Different children learn differently. Many authors have described these differences and shown us how to figure out our children’s learning styles. But homeschoolers always want to know, “How do I apply this theory to my homeschool? What now?” In her latest book, The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles, Carol Barnier provides […]

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January 09, 2013

Home Schooling Children with Special Needs by Sharon C. Hensley, MA

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Review by Kathy Kuhl I am excited that Sharon Hensley has updated her book; the 1995 edition has been hard to find. This new edition offers more resources and is easy to read, with very short chapters; many are five pages long, making it easy to read in limited time. Her approach is realistic and […]

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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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