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girl reading
Posted by By Molly Ness, Ph.D. on Monday, March 16, 2020
This article originally appeared on Along with parents and caregivers, early educators lay the foundation for children’s lifelong learning. One of their most essential roles is to provide children with a solid start in...
Posted by By Brittny Pierre on Monday, March 9, 2020
"She’s lazy” and “she doesn’t work hard enough” are two sentences I’ve heard from educators on why school was difficult for me. The reality wasn’t simply that I didn’t have the resources that suited my learning style to help me reach my full...
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 and child doing homework at table.
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...
student reading a book outside
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...
boy reading
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.”...




women in courtroom
Posted by By Nancy Duggan, MA. S.C. on Monday, March 5, 2018
Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts (DD-MA) began a campaign in 2012 to raise dyslexia awareness across the state through collaboration with parents, educators, and neuroscience researchers. The effort has made steady progress in building dyslexia...
father and son at table with list
Posted by By Angela Timpone Gowans on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
This is part five of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability?  After I returned from the grocery store for the third time that day because I forgot another essential ingredient for dinner, Dylan laughed and exclaimed, “...
teacher and girl student working at table
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? Five Part Series launched the five-part series What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? to define and explain Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD), offer tips on...




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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...
middle school aged boy showing stress
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018
This is the first post in a five-part series about students, stress, and anxiety. The second article looks at a relaxation program for elementary and middle school students, the third discusses how a student learned to manage her anxiety, the...
Posted by By Kaleigh Mangiarelli on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  Whether diagnosed or not, anxiety is something many people deal with on a daily basis. The word "anxiety" gets tossed around a lot in millennial culture, but those of us who have or feel anxiety know the great weight of the word, of the disorder...




girl and mom working
Posted by By Kerri Coen on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Tips for Rising Seniors & Their Parents Rising seniors will be busy this fall exploring many different post-secondary options. Students...
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Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Submitted by Rick Lavoie, Author, Lecturer, Consultant Preparing Your Child (and You) for Transition to College For 30 years, I served as an administrator of residential schools for Special Needs students. One of my responsibilities was designing...




flipped classroom graphic
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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Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015
By Mark Drago There is an old Staples back to school commercial where the dad skips down the aisle and his kids trudge behind him as the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays in the background. A totally different portrayal of the...
cursive writing on paper
Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Judy Packhem, M. Ed. Cursive writing is an endangered species these days. Left out of the Common Core State Standards, cursive is now seen as inconsequential, and even obsolete, by some in the education community. This is distressing to me,...