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Does My Child Have a Reading Problem? [presentation]

Are you concerned that your child may have a reading problem?
Literacy Program Director at Sand Hill School Lisa Parnello MEd takes a closer look at reading difficulties. Read more ›

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Disability Terms and Definitions Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEAThere are 13 categories that guide how disability is defined under the federal special education law known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  In order to be eligible for special education and related services as a “child with a disability,” a child’s educational performance must be adversely affected due to the disability. Read more ›

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Signs of Common Learning Disabilities

learningdifferences304Many children have difficulty with reading, writing, or other learning-related tasks at some point, but this does not mean they have learning disabilities. A child with a learning disability often has several related signs, and these persist over time.

Each learning disability has its own signs. Also, not every person with a particular disability will have all of the signs of that disability. Read more ›

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American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChildren.org [web resource]

healthykids_orgThe American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of  66​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​ In 2009, the AAP launched HealthyChildren.org to provide parents with health information from a trustworthy source.
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Important Milestones: Your Child By Eighteen Months

 

How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.

Check these milestones —published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—that children typically reach by the end of 18 months. Read more ›

Identify the Signs of Communication Disorders

Identify the Signs is a campaign sponsored by the  National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA), the consumer affiliate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The goal of the campaign is to educate the public about the warning signs of communication disorders. Speech, language, and hearing disorders are treatable and early detection is a major contributor to speedier recoveries, shortened treatment periods, and reduced costs for individuals and society.

The following are signs of common speech and language disorders in children between birth to 4 years of age, an important stage in early detection of communication disorders. Read more ›

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The Tech Effect: How Too Much Device Time May Be Taking a Toll on Today’s Children [video]

toddlerThe use of handheld devices is now common among toddlers and nearly universal among teens. New research shows that too much device time may be detrimental, especially in the areas of communication, language development, attention span, school performance, and hearing problems. Read more ›

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Center for Parent Information and Resources [web resource]

CPIR logoThe Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities. Read more ›

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Developmental Milestones of Early Childhood [presentation]

Did you know 85% of brain development occurs before the age of 5? And toddler’s brains develop more than one hundred trillion brain connections? It’s a very important time of life, filled with potential. Early childhood program manager Dr. Melanie Hsu and doctoral intern Nicole Stettler share their expertise on developmental milestones in the areas of motor skills, cognitive development, communication, social-emotional development, and more. Read more ›

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Dyslexia and Learning Differences: Signs and Classroom Strategies [presentation]

In this class for educators, Lisa Parnello, MEd,  DP and Sand Hill Teacher & Instructional Coach Valerie Stephens discuss learning differences (LD) and their signs, the social-emotional impacts of LD, and classroom strategies that work. Read more ›

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