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Learning Challenges

Study: Large Print Books Boost Comprehension Skills

Teachers are increasingly adding more online learning tools into their classrooms in an effort to increase student engagement, but a new study finds that students get the most benefit from reading large print books. Sixty-one percent of “striving readers” enjoy reading large print books and 63 percent of those readers believe that those books improved their comprehension skills. Read more ›

Spectrum: News About Autism Research [web resource]

Spectrum is a free online newsletter that was created to provide an authoritative news source on autism research. Read more ›

Autism: What Does It Mean to Me? Workbook for Children and Youth

Autism: What Does It Mean to Me? is a tool for autistic individuals, their parents and families, and professionals. Read more ›

Explaining an Autism Diagnosis to Your Child

Our 7-year-old was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He’ll be moved to a new classroom and begin ABA therapy in the next few weeks. Can you give us some advice on helping him understand what’s going on?

To answer this question, Autism Speaks  experts, education specialist Lucia Murillo and social worker Lindsay Naeder, share some guidance on how to conduct the conversation based on your child’s perspective. Read more ›

5 Tips for Talking to Your Child About His or Her Autism

The prospect of talking to your child about his or her ASD can be daunting for any parent. To prepare for the discussion, experts offer these strategies:

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First 5 Santa Clara County [web resource] [downloadable]

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County supports the healthy development of children, from prenatal through age 5, and enriches the lives of their families and communities.

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Executive Function Every Day

Your child tends to forget things, has difficulty listening to and following instructions, working independently, and completing tasks. She struggles with setting priorities and resisting impulses. Sound familiar? Your child may be struggling with executive function issues.  Read more ›

Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs [downloadable]

A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, Reading Rockets has put together a list of eight helpful back-to-school tips that we hope will make the transition into a new school year a little easier for you and your child. Read more ›

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Different Terms You May Hear for Evaluations

assessment608If your child is struggling in school, you might be considering an evaluation. There are different kinds of evaluations, and the terms for them can be confusing. You might hear them referred to with different names, depending on who’s talking. Take a look at this infographic from Understood that defines different evaluation terms you may hear, and how they relate to one another. Read more ›

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Understanding and Preparing Your Child for Psychoeducational Testing

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