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Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Definition Automatization is the process of learning and assimilating a task or skill so completely that it can be consistently completed with little or no conscious attention. Repetition and review (spiraling) are critical. Sometimes students...
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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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Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Ambitious, confident, creative, determined, talented. These adjectives perfectly describe Matthew “Matty” Kaminsky ‘21. Although he’s only a senior in high school, Matty is an accomplished photographer with an impressive résumé—and a roadmap for his...



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...
landmark high school students community service project
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019
By Rev. Bill Ferguson From elementary school through college, community service has become a staple in the academic world. One doesn’t have to think too hard to understand why. Community service connects. To serve means to interact with the...



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Posted by By Amanda Morin on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
This resource originally appeared on Reprinted courtesy of ©2018. Understood, LLC. All rights reserved. This is one of four posts about navigating the IEP process. Read the other articles: 5 Important Things to Do...
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 curated several articles from that help parents navigate the often confusing, frustrating, and painstaking process of developing, implementing, and monitoring a child's IEP. Thank you to for sharing...
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Posted by By Kristin Stanberry on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
This resource originally appeared on Reprinted courtesy of ©2018. Understood, LLC. All rights reserved. This is one of four posts about navigating the IEP process. Read the other articles: Questions to Ask Before...



student struggling with homework at table with mother
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019
By Helene Dionne, Ph.D., and Laura Polvinen, LICSW "I tried very hard to be normal…I tried to hide as much as I could…You think you go day by day…but…it’s like every day is a full lifetime. And it’s like, 'Oh my god! I have to get through this......
girl and mother at table anxiety learning disability
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
This is the fifth post in a five-part series about students, stress, and anxiety. The first article is an overview of anxiety, the second looks at a relaxation program for elementary and middle school students, the third discusses how a student...
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Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The number of students who experience anxiety has reached alarming rates. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 32% of adolescents have been diagnosed with anxiety. The National College Health Assessment reports that 64% of...



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Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018
Applying to college can be a stressful, time-consuming journey for students and their families that requires travel, hours of research and essay writing, gathering transcripts, recommendations, and other documentation, and filling out forms and...
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Most colleges accept both SAT and ACT test scores. Use this comparison of the two tests to decide which is best for you or your student...
student working with a college counslor
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017
By Grace Daley When you make the transition from high school to college, many parts of life will change. Maybe you’ll go to school in a new county, province, state, or country. Certainly, your schedule will be different than anything you've...



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Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  By Donna J. Sullivan, M.A. What a surprise it was to learn that controversy regarding the teaching of beginning reading is still alive and well!  Specifically, I recently learned that what is known as the whole language philosophy is still...
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Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018
By Jennie Smith-Brock, M.S. It’s day eight of kindergarten in a public school in New England and the students are putting out their arms like the wings of airplanes " /nnnnnnnnn/," whisking ants off their arms " /aaaaa/," and puffing out candles...
Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
This is the fifth 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...