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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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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-...
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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

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Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019
By Regina G. Richards This is the first installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The second post covers strategies, organization, and dealing with fatigue, and the third motivation and tools. This article...
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Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019
By Kristine Burgess Over the school year students receive instruction that should focus on developing skills and making academic gains, but what happens when they leave school for the summer? In order to prevent regression of reading skills in...
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Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Katherine K. Frankel In a recent interview with Education Week, author Jacqueline Woodson, the Library of Congress's 2018­–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, discussed her concerns about labels like “struggling reader.”...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Landmark360.org curated several articles from Understood.org that help parents navigate the often confusing, frustrating, and painstaking process of developing, implementing, and monitoring a child's IEP. Thank you to Understood.org for sharing...
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Posted by By Kristin Stanberry on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
This resource originally appeared on Understood.org. Reprinted courtesy of Understood.org ©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...
Posted by By Kristin Stanberry on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
This resource originally appeared on Understood.org. Reprinted courtesy of Understood.org ©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 and...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
ISSUES

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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 Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Erin Brewer Take a deep breath in, and a long breath out. Take a moment to notice how you feel, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Feel your feet on the floor. Whether seated or standing, allow your shoulders to track over your hips and...
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Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
This is the third 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 fourth explores how mindfulness...

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COLLEGE PREP

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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...
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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 by By Suzanne Crossman on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  "Summer is a great time for students to begin the essay-writing process, when they aren't juggling academics, extracurriculars, and...

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TEACHING

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Posted by By Abigail McFee on Friday, July 14, 2017
Every summer, struggling readers in first through fourth grade participate in Tufts University’s Summer Reading Program for a month of remediation—and empowerment. Some skip through the door, seemingly filled with mirth at the idea of their...
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Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016
By Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP In recognition of May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month here are some classroom tips to help students. While these tips are meant for the classroom, they can be applied in almost any setting. Avoid asking, “Do...
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Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016
By Kimberly Hildebrandt If you are an educator, you have probably heard of the Flipped Classroom. It is all the rage right now, and for good reason. The concept is simple, though the implementation can be quite varied. Here’s the big idea:...

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