Kathy Kuhl

Kathy Kuhl

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Kathy Kuhl equips parents to teach their children with challenges. She wrote Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, a handbook for anyone helping children with challenges, including ADHD, dyslexia, and autism. It is based on her experiences homeschooling her son, as well as interviews with 64 parents homeschooling children with learning disabilities. She also wrote Encouraging Your Child …

Colleen Kessler

Colleen Kessler

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Colleen Kessler is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, and is the founder of the popular blog Raising Lifelong Learners as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents …

Ed Zaccaro

Ed Zaccaro

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Ed has taught students of all ages and abilities since graduating from Oberlin College in 1974. He holds an Iowa teaching certificate with K-12 endorsement in Gifted Education and a Masters degree in Gifted Education from the University of Northern Iowa. Ed is a popular presenter at homeschool, math, and gifted education conferences around the country, …

Beth Ellen Nash

Beth Ellen Nash

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Beth Ellen Nash has her education degree from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and has 17 years of experience working with struggling learners. She was the founder, director, and lead teacher for 8 years at Hope Academy, a school for struggling middle and high school students in Madison, WI. In 2011, she shifted toward an individualized online …

Learning Challenges That Often Show Up Together

For kids who struggle, there are often many overlapping challenges that may confuse and confound the parent trying to help. Each underlying cause of concern needs to be addressed. These include the following: Dyslexia (reading) Dysgraphia (writing) Dyscalculia (math) Language-based learning disabilities (receptive and expressive language) Phonological and phonemic awareness Auditory processing Visual processing Attention …

Spelling Tips and Multisensory Strategies for Memorizing Spelling Words

Does your child struggle to spell? Are you a natural speller, and your child is anything but? Beth Ellen will share different strategies that are most effective for learning spelling “rulebreakers,” “outlaw families,” and high-frequency phonetically-regular words. She will share dozens of ideas for using visual, tactile, and kinesthetic means to learn those tricky spelling …