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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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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Dealing with Learning Disabilities in Relationships

Targeting Home-School Collaboration for Students with ADHD

Good communication between schools and parents is crucial for children with ADHD. In this article, there are many ideas to facilitate the home-school collaboration and help students succeed.

Coping with ADD: A Mother's Point of View

Preventing Antisocial Behavior in Disabled and At-Risk

Early Identification - Cognitive Milestones

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.

Helping Your Child with Organization and Study Skills

Just as a carpenter needs the right tools (such as a saw and hammer) and basic skills (such as how to measure and cut wood) to frame a house, students need the right tools (such as notebooks and assignment pads) and basic study skills (such as reading and note-taking skills) to be successful in school.

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.

Nurturing Oral Language Skills

How to Have a Good Relationship with Your Child's Teacher

The classroom teacher is the single most important person affecting your child's education. The teacher has tremendous influence on your child's happiness at school and is the person that spends one-on-one time your child on a daily basis. It is extremely important for parents and teachers to work together to provide a good school experience for each child.

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.

Student Profile: Student Form

Student Profile: Parent Form

Speech and Language Milestone Chart

Ten Ways to Take Charge of Your Child's IEP Meeting or Family Support Plan

Late Blooming or Language Problem?

Inclusion Q & A: A Parent's Guide

Having the opportunity to be appropriately educated in a regular classroom gives your child, for perhaps the first time, the chance to feel "like other kids." The trip to the special education room often has a stigma attached to it.

Advocacy in Action: You Can Advocate for Your Child!

Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years

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