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 Issues, College Prep, and Teaching.


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.”...
girl reading at desk with teacher
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019
By Meghan Sebens Reading is an integral part of our culture and has been for many millennia. While our social and academic lives are constantly infused with reading, this ability does not develop innately. ​The ability to read is shaped by the...
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...



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Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Submitted by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps There has been a lot of talk in recent years about "brain-based" learning, and the role neuroscience plays in education. It makes sense to think this way because when we learn cells grow, connect, disconnect, or...



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Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016
By Gail Kent Homework: Importance and Procedures for Success Ever have difficulty figuring out how to help your child with homework? Why is homework so important anyway? Homework is used to reinforce skills and information learned during class...
Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016
How to get your child chatting: beyond “How was your day?” By Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP It’s a fact: parents want to know about their child’s day. We want to know about their classes, their social life, and what they ate for lunch. Children...
drawing of girl holding her ears
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016
By Kimberly Hildebrandt as the summation of an interview with Beth Jamieson In March, the Boston Globe announced its Scholastic Art Awards.  I was blown away by the technical skill and visual expression, but even more so for the depth conveyed...





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