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Three Things To Be Aware of Before Your Child Begins Elementary School

Three things to be aware of before you child starts elementary school

Three Things To Be Aware of Before Your Child Begins Elementary School

Sending your child off to school is an exciting experience for the whole family. Your child has the opportunity to spread his wings, learn new skills and develop independence. As fabulous as this new opportunity is, there are a few things that every parent should know about before embarking on the journey. Becoming knowledgeable and aware is the best way to ensure that your child will get the best instruction for his or her learning style. Below are three things that every parent should be aware of before their child begins school.  Kindergarten is the New First GradeThe kindergarten class...

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What Do I Do if I Suspect My Child Has a Learning Disability?

What do I do if I suspect my child has a learning disability

What Do I Do if I Suspect My Child Has a Learning Disability?

As a parent, you know when something just doesn’t feel right when it comes to your children. All too often, however, we suppress that feeling because we either don’t trust that we know to be true or we simply don’t want to believe it could be. I know I had that little nagging pull that something wasn’t quite right when my son was only two years old. At the time, I leaned heavily on the professionals around me to justify my concerns. Unfortunately, the professionals I turned to were as dismayed as I was. One even suggested that I was...

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How To Balance Summer School and Summer Fun!

Summer School verses Summer Fun

How To Balance Summer School and Summer Fun!

It's summertime! For most students, that means backyard play time, popsicles, fun with friends or summer camp, but most of all, it means relaxation and little to no homework. For dyslexic children, however, summertime often includes summer school. So, how can you offer your hard-working child some summer fun without sacrificing all of the hard work and progress he or she made during the school year? The last thing any parent wants to see is regression, but most also know how much their child needs a break. Children with dyslexia often work 10 times harder than the typical student and deserve...

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You Mean, I Actually Need to Read My Child’s IEP Before I Sign It?

Should I read my child's IEP

You Mean, I Actually Need to Read My Child’s IEP Before I Sign It?

A lot of parents feel that once they have their child’s IEP in hand, their work is done. All they have to do is sign and submit. What they don’t realize or even consider is that there are often errors and/or misinformation that require adjustment. The most important reason to review your child’s IEP prior to signing, however, is to fully understand what the Team is proposing with regard to accommodations, goals and services. It’s one thing to walk away from a meeting feeling like the Team understands what your child needs. It’s another thing entirely to agree to the plan...

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