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Parenting a child with a learning disability can be challenging. We’ve 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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These Tips Might Make Your Son a Reader

Boys may encounter stereotypes that make developing a life-long love of reading more difficult. This article examines those negative perceptions, and gives parents a list of concrete suggestions to combat stereotyping.

Tips for Choosing a Summer Camp for Your LD Child

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.

Tips for Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child

Tips for Developing Organizational Skills in Children

The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has compiled a list of strategies that parents can use to help their child develop good organizational skills.

Tips for Grandparents

To Merry, Unmarried Holidays: Help for Single Parents of Children with LD and/or ADHD Over the Holiday Season

For the single parent the holidays can bring additional stress. For single parents of children with LD and/or ADHD the stress can be even greater. Single parents need to focus on what they can control. Children need all of the love they can get.

Understanding and Identifying Children with AD/HD: First Steps to Effective Intervention

This article will help parents learn the causes, symptoms, assessment process, and treatment for AD/HD.

Understanding the Special Education Process

This overview from the PACER Center walks parents through each step of the special education process, describing what happens from the time a child is referred for evaluation through the development of an individualized education program (IEP).

Voices From Fatherhood

What Do You Do If You Suspect That Your Child Has A Learning Disability?

Parents: Learn how to obtain a diagnosis for your child. This article walks you through the process of determining whether your child has a learning disability. Study different types of evaluations that clarify your child's learning difficulties, what that means for your child, and what your next step should be if an LD is found.

What Is Executive Functioning?

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.

What to Do If You Suspect Your Child Has a Learning Disability

If you think your child might have a learning disability, this article can help. With early intervention, children with learning disabilities can learn strategies to achieve as well as other children do. Organizing information about your child will help you to monitor progress. This information will be valuable in planning for your child.

What to Look for in a Sleepaway Camp

When a Sibling is Different

When the Child with Special Needs Goes Off to Summer Camp

Are your children in summer camp? Are you wondering how to support them while they are away? Rick Lavoie gives advice on how you can help children with learning disabilities have a great time this summer — and enjoy yourself more. For example, did you know it is better to send lots of short letters than a few long ones?

Working with the Mainstream Teacher

Working with Your Child's Teacher to Identify and Address Math Disabilities

An expert explains how math disabilities are identified and how parents can work with teachers to help their kids.

Year 2008 Tax Benefits for Parents of Children With LD

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.

Your Child's IEP: Practical and Legal Guidance for Parents

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