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Resources Tagged With: learning differences

Executive Function Every Day

Your child tends to forget things, has difficulty listening to and following instructions, working independently, and completing tasks. She struggles with setting priorities and resisting impulses. Sound familiar? Your child may be struggling with executive function issues.  Read more ›

Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs [downloadable]

A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, Reading Rockets has put together a list of eight helpful back-to-school tips that we hope will make the transition into a new school year a little easier for you and your child. Read more ›

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Different Terms You May Hear for Evaluations

assessment608If your child is struggling in school, you might be considering an evaluation. There are different kinds of evaluations, and the terms for them can be confusing. You might hear them referred to with different names, depending on who’s talking. Take a look at this infographic from Understood that defines different evaluation terms you may hear, and how they relate to one another. Read more ›

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Understanding and Preparing Your Child for Psychoeducational Testing

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10 Things To Do Before School Starts

ADHD 589If your child has learning challenges, a successful school year begins in July, not the first day of classes. Set up your child for success by reviewing his IEP or 504 Plan, developing organization systems with him, communicating with teachers, and more during the summer months. Read more ›

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Dear Teacher, Please Meet My Child [downloadable]

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics [downloadable]

ADHDtheBasics NIMH 573Do you find it hard to pay attention? Do you feel the need to move constantly during times when you shouldn’t? Do you find yourself constantly interrupting others? If these issues are ongoing and you feel that they are negatively impacting your daily life, it could be a sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more ›

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National PTA’s Special Education Toolkit [web resource]

Special ed 569The Special Education Toolkit from National Parent-Teacher Association (National PTA) helps make sense of an often confusing system and educates families of newly diagnosed children with special needs on how to get the best special education, services, and resources available to them. Read more ›

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Supporting Students With Autism [downloadable]

supportingstudentswithautism563Based on information from the Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, one in 59 children 8 years of age were identified with ASD. The prevalence rate of autism diagnosis has been increasing, and that implies most educators will be responsible for supporting the needs of students with ASD at some point during their career. Read more ›

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Educator Resource: Share My Lesson [web resource]

SML ShareMyLesson 562 Share My Lesson is committed to providing the education community free, high-quality, effective lesson plans—many of which are aligned to standards—and professional development resources. Read more ›

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