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.
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.
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.
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
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?
A mom shares reflections on how writing “her way” helped her 12-year old daughter with ADHD/LD find her voice.
Our friends at Story Shares offer free, age-appropriate stories for struggling teen and young adult readers. Browse their full library of titles!