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Learning & School

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One in 5 Students With Significant ADHD Gets No School-Based Help, Study Finds

boy-adhd 434A substantial percentage of students with ADHD symptoms severe enough to affect them both academically and socially are not getting any support in school for the disorder, says a new study based on the experiences of nearly 2,500 children and youth. Read more ›

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Top 5 Reasons to Train Teachers About Dyslexia

dyslexiablog431Written by Lisa Parnello, Literacy Specialist & Wilson Credentialed Trainer

In a sea of professional development opportunities for teachers, how do you decide what’s most important for teachers to learn? What will make the biggest impact on the students? Read more ›

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Evaluations and IEPs: Shouldn’t They be Connected? [presentation] [video]

Your child’s evaluation includes a bunch of scores and some recommendations. Even though your evaluator talked through all the scores with you, you’re still not sure what they mean or how to translate those into meaningful IEP goals for your son/daughter.  Learn more about IEPs from Chris Harris, MEd, Director of EBC Schools, so that you can effectively advocate for your child. Read more ›

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Making Time for Mindfulness [downloadable]

mindfulnessintheclassroom424A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems. Read more ›

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Four Key Executive Functioning Strategies for Your Child

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Written by Vivien Keil, PhD, Neuropsychologist and Clinical Director at CHC

March Madness is around the corner: a time of anticipation and excitement for college basketball fans around the globe. Many students, however, especially those with learning and attention differences, are experiencing another form of madness altogether: midterms, projects, deadlines and a pressure to succeed. In a recent study, 45% of teens reported feeling stressed “all the time.” Many parents feel helpless as they wonder how best to help their kids stay afloat.

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California Hopes to Fight Preschool Expulsions with Mental Health Services

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on September 30, 2018, that provides a funding mechanism for mental health consultation services for child-care providers and preschools. Read more ›

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Children May Struggle More With a Noisy Classroom Than Adults

Students develop the foundation for lifelong reading skills in early elementary school, and a new neuroscience study suggests they may be particularly hindered in that learning by background noise. Read more ›

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Managing Transition: Developing a Strengths-Based IEP [presentation]

When a student on an IEP gets to high school age, the focus and format of the IEP should change. IEPs should become student-centered, strength-based and future-focused. How does a parent support their child in the revised process?  Chris Harris, Director of Esther B. Clark Schools describe the best practice for making the transition IEP participatory, informative and effective. Read more ›

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Life Success For Students With Learning Disabilities: A Parent’s Guide [downloadable]

lifesuccess 406LD OnLine offers a guide for parents on how to help their children succeed titled Life Success for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Parent’s Guide. It was developed by the Frostig Center and based on more than twenty years of ground-breaking research on the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities. This is offered to you as part of LD OnLine’s efforts to bring you the latest research to help you raise your children with learning disabilities. Read more ›

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Study Details How Today’s High School Cliques Compare to Yesterday’s

high school 403Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin, have found that while many high school peer crowds and influences have remained constant over time, changing demographics, cultural influences and the increasing number of college-bound youth have led to the emergence of new peer groups and perceptions. Read more ›

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