Heading off to camp, writing pen pals, and listening to a few good books are all great summer activities. Browse our virtual beach bag of ideas specifically geared for students with learning disabilities. You'll find materials to download and print, expert advice on communicating your child's needs to summer camp staff, book suggestions, and much more!
Camp size, activity offerings, location, staff, and camp policies all work together to create a summer camp's atmosphere. If you're a parent of a child with LD, it is worth taking a close look at this article. It's written by someone with valuable insider knowledge — a summer camp owner who is the parent of a child with LD!
Listening to books is an entirely different experience than reading. Because audiobooks can be comprehended at a higher level than a child's reading level, new types of books and authors become accessible. Read this article to find helpful tips on designing a summer audiobook plan for your listener!
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Question: We had our 13-year-old daughter re-evaluated privately. Then I went to the eighth grade counselor to discuss what the IEP process would be like. The counselor stated that my daughter may qualify for 504 but not an IEP because her grades are good. Can a school deny an IEP because of academic success?
Answer: Schools are required to consider but are not obligated to follow the findings and recommendations of outside evaluators, so your private report is helpful but does not automatically entitle your daughter to eligibility
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Turning Differences Into Advantages by Donald A. Winkler
I have taken what could have been an insecure life filled with self-doubt and minimal personal and professional success and turned it around to contribute to the growth of organizations and people.