Parents of a student newly diagnosed with a disability that is impacting their child’s learning will find themselves thrust into a brand new world that can be confusing, and often, stressful. There are federal and state laws to understand and interpret, special education committees to work with, a whole new terminology to learn - not to mention the natural concerns and worries you will have for your child’s future. Here you will find a collection of articles, advice and opinion written by parents, grandparents and guardians who offer their insight, gained from years of experience. You will also find advice from special education professionals – teachers who have, and are, working within the special ed system and can provide valuable input on how to work in partnership with the school to ensure your child receives the assistance they need.
Students with learning challenges are not the only ones who struggle. Their parents and teachers encounter challenges working to ensure these children receive the education and attention they need and deserve. Learn some ways to help your child attain success in school.
In our age of vast technology and all of the changes that have influenced education, there are more tools than ever to help kids with learning problems. Some of these tools are implemented by the school while others can be used at home.
There has been ample discussion on the executive functions in recent years and the popular topic has emerged from being largely contained to the medical scene to expanding far into the educational arena.
For many families, choosing to have their child evaluated to dismiss, detect, or confirm a learning disability is an intimidating process. There are various motives for pursuing educational testing and it can be an excellent tool for parents and educators to help a student in need.
When a child does not meet her developmental milestones at expected times, she has a developmental delay. Children with developmental delays may qualify for special education services, depending on their needs. Parents and teachers can read on to find information on delays and the interventions.
Parents will naturally compare their children to others and may worry if their child seems to be falling behind. All children develop at their own speed and can be very different from each other while still within the norm. Now what to watch out for to determine if your child may have a delay.
The ramifications of an Asperger’s diagnosis may be difficult for many Aspie teens to comprehend. Here are a number of important tips to help you the parent explain the disorder to your child.
Assistive technology is an ever-expanding, constantly changing field and one that is very exciting for families with children with a learning disability. Learn from our experiences with our son Aaron and the technologies that worked for him.
Children with autism benefit from special resources like task boxes. A kindergarten level child can use these boxes to develop small and large motor skills, learn colors and shapes, and recognize patterns and sequences. Find out more about two of the best sources for these work boxes.
Have you been noticing possible signs of dyslexia in your children? Perhaps you should try out a free online dyslexia test for kids to determine if your child is exhibiting symptoms of this condition. Now’s the time to take this first step by exploring several of these free tests that are available.