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What Is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Learn more about early warning signs of dysgraphia as well as effective strategies to help struggling writers.

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What's New

New! Visualizing and Verbalizing

How can we help students who have difficulty learning sight words? How can we teach children to visualize more successfully? (and why is that important in helping children learn to understand what they read?

New! 7 Things to Know About the 1 in 5 with Learning and Attention Issues

The term "learning and attention issues" covers a wide range of challenges kids may face in school, at home and in the community. It includes all children who are struggling — whether their issues have been formally identified or not. Find resources that can help kids be successful in school and in life!

Center on Technology and Disability

Center on Technology and Disability Find a wealth of free webinars, articles, guides, training materials, and more — all about assistive technology to support students with learning disabilities.

Today's News

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Today's Blog

"Aiming for Access" with June Behrmann

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More Highlights

How to Help Your Child with LD Have a Happy Holiday

Children who struggle with social and behavioral problems can feel lonely and excluded during the holiday. There are many ways that you can make things easier for your child throughout the season, by helping him enjoy the holidays and feel beloved.

Motivating the Child with Attention Deficit Disorder

"Sometimes I just get all scribbly." —Nine-year-old boy with ADD The key to motivating the child with attention problems is to modify and adjust the learning environment. Expert Rick Lavoie provides effective strategies that challenge the student to learn while providing the necessary supports. You’ll also find a useful chart describing typical classroom expectations and the ADD symptoms that can interfere.

Hooking Struggling Readers: Using Books They Can and Want to Read

One of the keys to helping struggling readers is to provide them with books that they can and want to read. Fiction for struggling readers must have realistic characters, readable and convincing text, and a sense of the readers' interests and needs. Non-fiction books, newspapers, magazines, even comic books can hook students on reading.

Contributions From You

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Today's Artist

Swimming with dolphins, by Alexandra, age 5

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Today's First Person Essay

Turning Differences Into Advantages by Donald A. Winkler

I have taken what could have been an insecure life filled with self-doubt and minimal personal and professional success and turned it around to contribute to the growth of organizations and people.

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