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 […]
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 […]
Know a child or teen who struggles with writing? Wonder what tools can help? In such a fast-growing field, it’s hard to keep up. But don’t stick with the old technology (like my old manual typewriter shown here). Try something new. I’ve found three resources this week: The mother-daughter team of Darla and Kaila Hatton […]
Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child Memoria Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-61538-240-8 Review 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 […]
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 […]
A great infographic summary Source: TopMastersInEducation.com
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 new for $30.36; used 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 […]
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.