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Homeschooling Children with Reading Challenges

Vol. 46, Prg. 31–35
August 11–15, 2003

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Introducing Dr. Karen Holinga
The Story of One Reading-Challenged Child
Discernment: Is It A Learning Difficulty?
Tackling Reading Issues
Developing A Reading Plan That Works


Karen J. Holinga, Ph.D.

A Reading Specialist, Karen has a doctorate in Developmental Reading, Curriculum, and Professional Development. She works full time at The Reading Doctor, Inc., a clinic that she owns and operates in Columbus, Ohio, where she tutors children with reading disabilities and counsels homeschool families in curriculum development.

She successfully home schooled her own three children for twelve years. But after struggling to teach one of her own children to read, Karen became determined to help other parents facing the same problem. Now she does over 500 narrative assessments each year, focusing primarily on solving reading problems among homeschoolers.

Dr. Holinga has taught classes at both the University of Dayton and Ohio Wesleyan University, has given workshops at the state Christian Home Educators of Ohio convention, and is frequently invited to do seminars throughout central Ohio. She and her husband, George, live out in the country with their 20-year-old tiger cat and a yellow lab named Droopy.
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