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Parenting a child with a learning disability can be challenging. Weve gathered information to help you get organized, understand your rights and responsibilities, and provide support for your child at home and at school.
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Students with learning disabilities often feel lonely and socially isolated in school. Learn more about how families can help their children build resilience, self-esteem, motivation, and family relationships.
Many of the "tools" needed for science, math, and engineering exploration are right inside your home! Here are five ideas for putting everyday tools to work for some everyday fun:
The purpose of report cards is to communicate about a child's progress across subject areas. Some kids, especially those having difficulty in school, dread report card time. Here are some suggestions for making report card time a little less scary and a little more productive.
Our top 8 back-to-school tips for parents emphasize communication, organization, and staying up-to-date on special education news.
The summer is a time to unwind and relax for parents and kids alike, but learning should not come to a halt. By focusing on your child's interests, involving the family, and setting goals, you can motivate even the most reluctant learners
An expert explains how math disabilities are identified and how parents can work with teachers to help their kids.
Does your child have trouble finishing homework within a reasonable amount of time? Is homework a frequent family battle? Learn how to stay sane and help your child succeed.
Shelley Ball-Dannenberg discusses her new children's book about what it’s like to have a reading disability.
Coaching kids with LD and ADHD in sports involves challenges and rewards for parents and coaches alike.
Having seen her older son struggle for years, Jennifer Simpson was able to recognize her daughter’s reading challenges in preschool and get her help right away.
Parents of kids with a severe learning disability may be eligible for valuable tax benefits. Read this 2008 update from GreatSchools Inc. to see if you qualify.
A psychologist specializing in language-based learning disabilities explains how to talk to children about their LD: All the parts you need to be smart are in your brain. Nothing is missing or broken. The difference between your brain and one that doesn't have an LD is that your brain gets "traffic jams" on certain highways.
It's never too early to start looking for ways to help your child succeed in learning. This article covers children who are under 2 and who are in preschool. They have rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Find out the first steps to take if you suspect your child has difficulty learning.
The founder of The Learning Camp, Ann Cathcart, who is also the parent of a child with a learning disability, tells you how to evaluate summer camps and select one that is right for your child.
In the first chapter of her book, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, Kathy Kuhl explains how she came to the realization that school wasn't working for her son and decided to do what she never thought she could: stay home and teach him.
The term "executive functioning" has become a common buzzword in schools and psychology offices. This is more than just a passing fad. Find out what executive function is, and what specific abilities are covered under the umbrella term of executive functioning.
How can parents help their child do well in school? Learn more in this article about how to get involved, how to support your child if problems arise, and how ensure that your child is having positive experiences at school.
How do parents know if their child's reading delay is a real problem or simply a "developmental lag?" How long should parents wait before seeking help if their child is struggling with reading? Susan Hall answers these questions.