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Crickets, Books, and Bach: How to Create a Summer Listening Program



Listening to books is an entirely different experience than reading. Because audio books can be understood at a higher level than a child’s reading level, new types of books and authors become accessible. Find helpful tips on designing a summer audio book plan for your listener!


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Strategies for Summer Reading for Children with Dyslexia

Bring out your child’s natural love of learning and encourage reading for pure pleasure. Here are some summer strategies to help your child with dyslexia remember what they learned in school this past year and see that reading can be useful and enjoyable.

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Tips for Developing Organizational Skills in Children

Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people by nature are more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child become more organized. The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has compiled a list of strategies that parents can use to help their child develop good organizational skills.

Homeschooling Your Struggling Learne

In the first chapter of her book, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, Kathy Kuhl explains how she came to the realization that school wasn't working for her son and decided to do what she never thought she could: stay home and teach him.

Executive Function: Addressing Emotion through Communication

tudents' emotional responses to challenging situations can influence their concentration, perseverance, application of learned skills, and interactions with others. Even with safe and supportive classroom environments, students often have difficulty because they lack the communication skills to address challenging situations.

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Self portrait: Lenny

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Self portrait: Lenny, by Lenny, age 10

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Today's First Person Essay

I'm never sure what to expect anymore by Michelle Sarabia

My son sits up at 9 months. He speaks at 15 months. The doctor says, "Some children take longer." Other doctors examine him. Our son is behind, they say, but it's nothing serious. They say, "Don't worry." No one says, "Developmentally delayed."

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