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Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2020
By Stacey Sargent and Robert Kahn Mid-March of 2020 thrust all of us into a brave new world, and parents, students, educators, and administrators worked hard to bring their expertise and experience along for the ride!  Ultimately, June arrived...
boy looking at nature
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020
By Beth Swan Many parents are struggling with stress and anxiety amid the historic COVID-19 pandemic era as home education has been thrust upon them, forcing many to take career-altering steps back and drastically change their routines. Focus on...
father and son doing homework
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020
“Homework sucks!” I am sure you have heard this before. So have I. I have heard it from students who would like to be doing anything other than more schoolwork. And I have heard it from parents who feel that homework is driving a wedge between...

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LEARNING

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Posted by By J. Birch on Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Technology has become an increasingly essential part of modern education. With the Covid-19 pandemic that has prompted widespread remote learning, it seems more likely than ever that the digital age will bring in a new era of education, one that...
2019-2020 student advocates
Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020
There’s no doubt that having a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia, affects students in the classroom. They may struggle with listening, speaking, reading, or writing; managing time, materials, or information; or self-...
female Landmark Middle School student
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2019
By Adam Craig and Kristine Burgess, contributor “The greatest teacher, failure is.” (Yoda, The Last Jedi) Wise words when developing skills to become a Jedi Knight, a successful high school student, or a master of virtually any skill in the...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

son and father talking
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
By Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed. A parent once called my special education school to request an admissions visit for her and her son, who was struggling mightily in school. She asked a strange question in her initial phone call: “Does the school have...
parents talking to person with computer
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019
By Adam M. Domow, CPA As a certified public accountant, I’ve been asked by many parents of children with dyslexia if they can deduct on their tax returns expenses incurred on tuition, tutoring, evaluations—money spent helping their children learn...
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Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018
By Ann Andrew Parents know their children better than anyone else and can usually sense if something isn’t quite right with them physically, emotionally, or academically. If you suspect that your child has a learning disability, then it’s very...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
ISSUES

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020
By Ruth Bossler, M.S., CCC-SLP Many parents, including those of children with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), have seen their children miss deadlines and assignments, struggle to manage school work, and stumble in social situations....
parent with upset child bullying
Posted by By Dan Ahearn on Wednesday, May 8, 2019
This is the third post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the second article outlines the warning signs of bullying. As discussed in an earlier post by Elizabeth Englander, the essential nature of...
mother with daughter upset bullying
Posted by By Elizabeth Englander, PhD on Friday, April 26, 2019
This is the second post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the third discusses the legal implications when a student is accused of bullying. If you were to pick up an advice column about recognizing the...

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COLLEGE PREP

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Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Most colleges have a support service office to help students with learning disabilities access the resources they need to succeed. Students...
Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018
An interview is an opportunity for a school to get to know you. It is also an important opportunity for you to understand and learn about the institution you are interviewing with. You should be actively involved in the interview in order to...
college-interview
Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  An interview is an opportunity for a school to get to know you. It is also an important opportunity for you to understand and learn about...

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TEACHING

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018
This is the fourth post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time. The second addresses managing materials, the third...
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This is the third post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time. The second addresses managing materials, the fourth...
Materials for school
Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
This is the second post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time, the third addresses managing information, the fourth...

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