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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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Preventing Antisocial Behavior in Disabled and At-Risk

Preventing Parent Burn Out: Model for Teaching Effective Coping Strategies

Q&A: I Have Dyslexia. What Does That Mean?

Shelley Ball-Dannenberg discusses her new children's book about what it’s like to have a reading disability.

Questions to Ask the Professionals

Raisin' Brain: Maintaining Homes for All Kinds of Minds

School is not the only arena in which children's minds need to be nurtured and expanded. Equally vital is the kind of education and brain building that a student undergoes at home.

Response to Intervention (RTI): A Primer for Parents

Learn what questions to ask about Response to Intervention (RTI), an approach to helping struggling learners that is gaining momentum in schools across the country. This article from the National Association of School Psychologists tells you the most important features of the process, key terms, and RTI's relationship to special education evaluation.

Sample letter: Writing to Discuss a Problem

Sample Letters: Filing a Complaint with the State Department of Education

Sample Letters: Informing the School that You Intend to Enroll Your Child in a Private School at Public Expense

Sample Letters: Requesting A Change of Placement

Sample Letters: Requesting a Due Process Hearing

Sample Letters: Requesting a Meeting to Review the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Sample Letters: Requesting an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at Public Expense

Sample Letters: Requesting an Initial Evaluation for Special Education Services

Sample Letters: Requesting Mediation

Sample Letters: Requesting Prior Written Notice

Sample Letters: Requesting Your Child's Records

Sample Letters: Writing a Follow-up Letter

Sample Letters: Writing a Positive Feedback Letter

Schooling the Learning-Disabled Child Abroad

For parents of children with severe learning disabilities, dyslexia, problems with their own language and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), moving abroad causes great difficulties but can, at times, also bring unexpected gifts.

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