Want to promote more reading? Encourage students and families to turn on the captions while they stream video. That’s what a new literacy campaign targeting students aged 8 to 12 is promoting. Read more ›
When the pandemic forced schools to transition to remote learning in the spring, some families struggled more than others. Families of students in special education programs were suddenly expected to adapt to an online learning environment that was often inaccessible to children with a variety of physical, emotional or developmental needs. Read more ›
A California Superior Court judge on Monday ordered the University of California System to stop using the SAT and ACT in its admissions and scholarship decisions.
The ruling is in response to a legal challenge from several students and advocacy groups contending that the system’s new policy, which considers but doesn’t require applicants’ admissions test scores, puts students with disabilities at a disadvantage amid the pandemic. Read more ›
At her Bay Area elementary school, Olivia Tan had a one-on-one aide. At home she has three siblings and two parents trying desperately to offer some semblance of education.
Her father, Simon Tan, like so many California parents, is overwhelmed by the daily responsibility of carrying out his child’s therapies amid coronavirus-forced school closures. And Tan knows about these issues. He is a clinical neuropsychologist at Stanford Hospital. Read more ›
Is your child heading back to school soon? There’s a lot going on—and a lot to keep track of. Download this one-month planner from Understood with daily tips to help your child start the new school year right. Read more ›
Going back to school can be exciting, but it can also be scary. Kids with learning and thinking differences may have added concerns and issues with self-esteem. These back-to-school book picks from Understood‘s founding partner Reading Rockets can show them they are not alone. Read more ›
Your child’s IEP or 504 Plan was not designed for distance learning, but as most of the nation’s children are starting the 2020-21 school year learning at home, it now it falls on parents and educators to make new accommodations for students with ADHD and other learning challenges when they’re outside the classroom. Read more ›
Sample Learn-at-Home Schedule for Elementary Students With ADHD or Learning Differences [downloadable]
Surprise! You are homeschooling quite suddenly and independently for the next few weeks — or maybe months. You didn’t choose this, and neither did your child, who has ADHD or learning differences or other co-existing conditions—or all of the above. Read more ›
Distance learning is difficult, unpopular, and returning for many students with ADHD this fall. Here, caregivers and educators share their most effective strategies for teaching and keeping students organized and focused while learning remotely. Read more ›