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Learning Challenges

Do I Need to Worry about My Child Falling Behind? [presentation] [video]

As a parent, you have probably come to appreciate your child’s teachers in a whole new way during this unprecedented school closure period. Even so, you are worried about your child’s progress academically and socially. Is she falling behind? She is missing her friends. What about all this screen time? Read more ›

Grading K-12 Students During a Pandemic: a Quick Guide

Over 6 million public school students in California are “sheltering in place” at home. All are supposed to be doing school work through a new “distance learning” curriculum school districts are currently putting into place. One of the biggest questions is whether to grade students’ work — and if they are graded, what kinds of grades, and what can they be used for. The California Department of Education has issued detailed guidance on the issue, but most decisions will be made at a local level. Read more ›

Is This Normal? Top 5 Things to Know About Your Young Child’s Development

Written by Melanie Hsu, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Early Childhood Program Manager at CHC

Many parents note that one silver lining of these scary and unprecedented times is the opportunity to spend much more time with their children. However, this increased attention can sometimes lead to more worries: is my child delayed? Are they reacting to the anxiety of these times? Or am I just more concerned and sensitive because of my own personal stress? Read more ›

How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar [video]

About 14 percent of all public school students receive special education services, and for many of them the switch to remote learning has been difficult on families and the schools that teach them every day. How are schools adjusting? What resources are they turning to? And what’s most important to focus on? Read more ›

ADHD During Shelter-In-Place: How to Survive and Thrive [video] [downloadable]

In this webinar, Dr. Edward Hallowell, one of the world’s experts on ADHD, spoke about how the key supports for ADHD: therapy, medication, coaching, structure, physical exercise, and connection, are even more important during this difficult period. Read more ›

Raising Awareness of Invisible Disabilities [video]

For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, local teen Lavanya Kannan chose to tackle an issue that she has personal experience with, invisible disabilities. Read more ›

Building Social Skills in Kids with Autism [presentation] [video]

We are rarely taught explicit social rules because we are just expected to figure them out. It’s quite complicated and many children on the Autism Spectrum struggle to navigate their social worlds. Learn the strategies and explicit skills that will help your child handle social expectations in their different environments. Read more ›

Common Sense Media Launches Free Distance Learning Resources [web resource]

On April 1, Common Sense Media launched Wide Open School, a set of free online resources to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning as a result of the coronavirus. Read more ›

CDE Special Education Guidance for COVID-19

On March 20, the California Department of Education issued new guidelines for districts on how to handle special education during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more ›

Behavior Therapy for Children With ADHD [downloadable]

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect a child’s ability to pay attention or sit still at school, and it also can affect relationships with family and other children. Read more ›

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