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Parenting a child with a learning disability can be challenging. We've gathered information that educators can share with parents to help them provide the best support for their child at home and at school.

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Special Siblings

Is Your Daughter a Daydreamer, Tomboy or "Chatty Kathy"?

In this introductory article, Kathleen Nadeau focuses specifically on the identification and treatment of AD/HD in girls.

Fatherhood and ADHD

Voices From Fatherhood

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.

Some Common Sense Steps to Resolving Disagreements Between Parents and Schools

Managing Your Child's Education: Creative and Smart Ideas

Multisensory Parenting Tips

There are many ways a parent can help and encourage a child by using some multisensory techniques. Although this may involve some changes in the home, the results may be well worth the effort.

How to Maximize Fathers' Involvement with Their Children Who Have Disabilities

Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Summer shouldn't mean taking a break from learning, especially reading. Studies show that most students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read will gain skills.

A Learning Disability Is Only One Part of a Child

Parents - Children's Best Advocates

Parent Observation

To help prepare for school meetings and share your knowledge of your child, use the observation profile below to record the information. Your observations are important in helping the school determine if learning problems do exist and what special services your child may need.

Preventing Parent Burn Out: Model for Teaching Effective Coping Strategies

Children with Disabilities: Understanding Sibling Issues

The Learning Disabled Child and the Home

Questions to Ask the Professionals

My Brother is Different

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