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Learning Challenges

MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia [downloadable]

Millions of Americans struggle to read and it’s often because they have dyslexia. An estimated five to 20 percent of kids are dyslexic but some don’t realize it. These students’ dyslexia go unnoticed and they struggle in school with feelings of inadequacy. Others fight to get basic services required by federal law. Read more ›

Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power of Sketchnoting

Most of us doodle at one time or another… Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, can transform those doodles into a tool that helps our students deepen their understanding of a concept. Are you interested in bringing visual note-taking into your classroom? Read on!
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Signature Event: An Evening with Jonathan Mooney [video]

Jonathan Mooney gives an inspirational talk about how different does not mean deficient — and we shouldn’t be striving for, or enforcing, normalcy on anyone. Read more ›

Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy (OT)?

Written by Vibha Pathak, Occupational Therapist, OTD, OTR/L

Every morning Marsha, age 10, wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and it is a battle to get to school on time.

After multiple reminders to brush her teeth, change her clothes, eat her breakfast and pack her school bag, Marsha drags her feet and asks her mom if she can stay home today. Read more ›

Anxiety and Twice Exceptional (2e) Child [downloadable]

Students who are twice-exceptional (2e) have tremendous intellectual gifts alongside a wide range of possible learning challenges — attention differences, slow processing speed, social immaturity, and/or weak executive function skills, just to name a few of the possibilities. Read more ›

State Policies That Address Dyslexia [web resource]

The National Center on Improving Literacy features a 50-state overview of dyslexia requirements, initiatives and legislation, which can be filtered to show state screening requirements. Read more ›

Panel Discussion: Supporting Your Child with ADHD [presentation] [video]

Parenting a child with ADHD has its challenges. This panel discussion is about ADHD and strategies and ways to support your child from three different perspectives–Glen Elliott, PhD, MD, Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director at CHC, Kendra Fraka, MSW, clinician at CHC and Lauren Sims, parent. Read more ›

Books with Characters on the Autism Spectrum

Whether you have someone in your family or school who’s on the spectrum or are just looking for a compelling read, these books, recommended by Common Senses Media, deliver. Read more ›

5 Strategies to Engage Students with Attention Issues

Engaging students with attention issues and ADHD—rather than just managing their behavior—should be a goal for every teacher. Teachers worry, though, that they will have to create a separate curriculum or otherwise alter how they teach. Read more ›

Best Classroom Practices to Support Growth of Executive Function Skills in Students [presentation] [video]

In this session for educators, Cindy Lopez, Director of Community Connections at CHC and Founding Head of Sand Hill School, discusses the best classroom practices to nurture the growth of Executive Function skills in your students (grades 4-8). You’ll learn about practical ways to structure and set up your classroom to support students’ management of time and materials, so that they can learn more effectively. Read more ›

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