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

 
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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...
boy at desk
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...

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LEARNING

 
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...
father and son working on homework
Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
By: Regina G. Richards This is the third installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The first post is about establishing good habits creating an optimal learning environment. The second post covers homework...
mother and son working on homework at table
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019
By: Regina G. Richards This is the second installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The first post is about establishing good habits creating an optimal learning environment and the third motivation and tools. This...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

 
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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...
organizing a binder
Posted by By Amanda Morin 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
TOPICS

 
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...
teenage boy showing stress
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...
girl meditating serene location
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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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...
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...
girl smiling desk
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

 
children running playing
Posted by By Melissa Davidson on Monday, July 31, 2017
Every time you see a child playing superheroes, digging in the sand, or chasing a classmate at recess, they are playing with purpose. To a casual observer, it may seem like they are just having fun and being kids. But it all has value and meaning...
three girls looking at book
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...
line drawing of an ear
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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