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Effective Reading Interventions for Kids with Learning Disabilities

What does the research say about how to build word recognition and comprehension skills in kids with LD? Get the facts, plus guidance in how to use the research findings to “size up” your child’s reading program.

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9 Technology Tips to Support Study Skills

Nine ways to use technology in a way that allows students to better understand, organize, and prepare materials while also appropriately managing their classroom and study time.

Self-Questioning to Support Reading Comprehension

Proficient readers typically engage with a text by asking themselves questions as they read: Who is speaking? Why did the author choose this example? What's important here? Do I understand what I am reading? In contrast, struggling readers, and those with disabilities, are not likely to pose these questions. Learn about "before, during, and after reading" strategies that work, as well as ideas for embedding technology supports.

Today's News

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Today's Blog

"Aiming for Access" with June Behrmann

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More Highlights

Reading Aloud to Build Comprehension

Learn more about the powerful learning benefits from reading aloud with children, focused on three effective comprehension strategies.

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What They Read

Browse this reading comprehension toolbox to find lots of practical tips to help your child with homework reading assignments.

Listen and Learn with Audio Books

Audio books are a wonderful way to expose your child to complex language, expressive reading, and fantastic stories. Listening to audio books also gives kids the valuable and enjoyable experience of using their own imaginations to visualize the people and places they’re hearing about. Here, you’ll find guidance on what to look for in choosing audio books and listening tips. (In English and Spanish)

Inventing Joey Pigza: Our Interview with Jack Gantos

We asked Jack Gantos to talk about the inspiration for his Joey Pigza books and how he developed such a believable and authentic character. In Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, Joey, a young boy with ADHD, looks "... Calm on the outside… But inside my body I felt like a big bottle of warm Coke when you drop it in the grocery store and it begins to fizz out the top like a bomb about to blow."

Contributions From You


Today's Artist

Wartortle, by Joey, age 10

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Today's First Person Essay

A Letter to My Grandmother by Dale S. Brown

This letter was written when I was in fourth grade. I was a learning-disabled child. This story began as a letter to my grandparents, written when I was 11.

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