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The Demystification Conference

When students "own" their learning strengths and weaknesses, they can do a better job of learning academic skills. See how Churchill Center & School uses an annual "Demystification Conference" to offer students facts about their learning disabilities, demystify the medical terms which they might have heard, and enable them to understand the challenges LD can cause and the strengths it can bring.

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Adapting Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Materials for the Inclusive Classroom

When instructional materials present a barrier to student learning, teachers often adapt the materials to allow students greater access to the information to be taught. These adaptations may involve changing the content of the materials or changing the format of the materials. Here are nine steps for planning and implementing materials adaptations.

Ask the Expert: Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the Classroom

In an "Ask The Expert" session for the National Center on Intensive Intervention, Lynn Fuchs — Professor of Special Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University — has sage advice about effective inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms.

How to Choose Books for Children Who Struggle With Reading

When reading is a struggle, choosing the right book — at the right reading level — can help your child stick with it. Get tips from a reading specialist on how to choose books that will encourage your child to keep reading. From our partner, Understood.org

Related article: What to Do When Reading Is Too "Sitty"?

Today's News

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Today's Blog

"Aiming for Access" with June Behrmann

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More Highlights

Using Poetry to Teach Reading

Part of teaching reading is motivating kids to practice, practice, practice. Find out how to use children's poetry to encourage kids to read. Who can resist the joy of poets such as Jack Prelutsky or Shel Silverstein?

Personal Stories: The Poet

A mom shares reflections on how writing “her way” helped her 12-year old daughter with ADHD/LD find her voice.

Need Age-Appropriate Stories for Struggling Readers?

Our friends at Story Shares offer free, age-appropriate stories for struggling teen and young adult readers. Browse their full library of titles!

Contributions From You


Today's Artist

Sculpture, by Jason, age 14

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Today's First Person Essay

Finding a Voice by Eric McGehearty

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