Practical, informative resources, tips, tools, and strategies for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities written by experts in the fields of Learning, Learning Disabilities, Social & Emotional Topics, College Prep, and Teaching.

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LATEST POSTS


brain with puzzle piece
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2021
By Nathan Doty, Ph.D., and Brian Willoughby, Ph.D. Comprehensive neuropsychological and/or educational testing has been touted as a gold-standard method for evaluating and diagnosing language-based learning disabilities (LBLD). However, such...
organized, neat workspace
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2021
By Elizabeth Lutsky '93, MA, BCET  Back-to-school is an exciting time of year, but can also be a stressful one, especially now! After a year of online and hybrid learning, transitioning back to in-person school may seem overwhelming for some...
landmark high school guidance counselor with student
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Definition Effective teaching involves breaking information down into its smallest units and providing clear guidelines for all assignments. This is especially important for students with learning disabilities. Micro-uniting and structuring are...

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LEARNING


boy reading a book outside
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  We compiled our most popular, topical, and timely blog posts in each of the main categories: College Prep, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Social-Emotional Topics, and Teaching. Please share them with friends, family, and colleagues. Black...
group of students at table
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
By Susan Tomases The pandemic has thrown much into question, not the least of which is the value of a four-year higher education experience with a questionable future of gainful employment or the funds to pay back six-figure loans. There are an...
girl raising hand remote class
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...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES


student with book smiling at teacher
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
By Donell Pons When my son was in second grade, it became apparent he was not going to read without serious intervention.  His speech was not delayed, but he was completely unaware of rhyme, the sound-to-letter relationship eluded him, and almost...
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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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
TOPICS


black lives matter protest
Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
By Ariel Martin-Cone Members of the Landmark High School administration crafted a thoughtful and meaningful explanation of the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements for the student body. The article provides clarifying examples that...
elementary students meditating
Posted on Monday, September 14, 2020
This is the second post in a five-part series about students, stress, and anxiety. The first article is an overview of anxiety, the third discusses how a student learned to manage her anxiety, the fourth explores how mindfulness can reduce anxiety...
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....

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COLLEGE PREP


girl and boy talking
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Many colleges offer students with learning disabilities accommodations and services through the Disability Services Office. When you visit...
girl asking questions
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...

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TEACHING


teacher and student displaying posters
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Definition Providing models is simple, yet very important. It is one of the most effective teaching techniques. Models are concrete examples of what teachers expect. They do not mean that teachers are doing assignments for students. They are...
girls reading standing up in a classroom
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Definition Students are not passive receptacles to fill with information. They come to class with their own frames of reference. Their unique experiences and knowledge affect them as learners and should be taken into account. Therefore, during...
chris woodin teaching hands-on math lesson
Posted on Monday, May 24, 2021
Definition Multisensory teaching is effective for all students. In general, it means presenting all information to students via three sensory modalities: visual, auditory, and tactile. Visual presentation techniques include graphic organizers...

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