Dr. Karen Holinga is the author of Spelling You See and a homeschool pioneer. Join us as we learn about Dr. Holinga’s inspirational story and how she has helped thousands of students read proficiently and spell adeptly.
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Some of you emailed post-event to ask for clarification on the word Dr. Holinga used when talking about how we, as parents, can improve our student’s reading capabilities with rereading the same passage for fluency. The word she used was “myelin.” UCSF.edu has an article that supports that position.
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Rhonda Mendel says
I can’t begin to tell you what Dr. Holinga has meant to our family over the years. We first met her in 2000 when we took our 1st grade daughter to see her to discover why such a bright, articulate child couldn’t read. Other specialists told us that because of her visual processing issues and dyslexia, our daughter would probably never read. Karen turned all that around. We worked HARD for a number of years (and shed many tears) but finally, she broke through. Our daughter graduated from college magna cum laude and went on to receive her master’s degree in education with honors. Was it easy for her? No. She had to work harder than most of the other students. But she learned persistence and diligence, and she is now helping children with IEPs that struggle in reading. PLEASE don’t give up on your child because things are hard for you right now! You might not see results for a while, but they will come. Let them know that home is a safe place to learn, and it is also a place where no one is going to make fun of them EVER for their efforts. Keep going, mom and dad!