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Resources Tagged With: learning differences

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Twice Exceptional, Doubly Disadvantaged? How Schools Struggle to Serve Gifted Students with Disabilities

twice exceptional 544Twice exceptional, or 2e kids are believed to make up at least 6 percent of students in special education — possess high academic aptitude but struggle with ADHD, mild autism, dyslexia or other learning and behavioral challenges. They are notoriously difficult for schools to serve effectively for two reasons, say advocates, parents and some educators. Read more ›

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What Are Childhood Mental Disorders?

childhoodmentalhealth542Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities. Read more ›

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How to Build a Resilient Family When Your Child Has Developmental Differences

resilient families 539All of us who are parents of children with special needs can recall the moment we first heard a professional confirm that there was something different about our child.

Over the next decade, I would meet and become lifelong friends with couples whose marriages were made stronger, their families more bonded, and their lives more full of joy and meaning by having a child with special needs. I also met some families who struggled with the strain of being “an exceptional family,” sometimes resulting in divorce or separation. Read more ›

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A Strategy for Reducing Math Test Anxiety

test anxiety 538A lot of students have test anxiety. How do we change test-taking so that we’re creating a comfortable environment for our students to show what they really know? A strategy called Test Talk, which the author of this article co-created, has helped her students relax during exams. Read more ›

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Report: Forward Together — Helping Educators Unlock the Power of Students Who Learn Differently [downloadable]

NCLD report 527Individuals with learning and attention issues often face lifelong challenges, frustration, and failure as they are currently less likely to graduate high school, enroll in and complete college, and hold a job compared to their peers. Schools and districts will continuously seek goals for student achievement and development that are beyond reach if the learning needs of the “1 in 5” go unmet. Read more ›

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CDC: Treatment of ADHD

ADHDtreatment525When their child is diagnosed with ADHD, parents often have concerns about deciding the best way to help their child. It is important for parents to remember that ADHD can be successfully managed. There are many treatment options, so parents should work closely with everyone involved in the child’s life—healthcare providers, therapists, teachers, coaches, and other family members. Taking advantage of all the resources available will help parents guide their child towards success. Read more ›

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ADHD Materials & Multimedia from the CDC [downloadable] [video]

Deciding if a child has ADHD is a process with several steps. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms.

Would you like to learn more? You’ve come to the right place!

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Language-Based Learning Disabilities and the Neuropsychological Evaluation [presentation]

This workshop focuses on identifying students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD); understanding the differences between LBLD and a non-verbal learning disability (NVLD); and understanding/interpreting the evaluation process including neuropsychological, educational, and speech-language testing.  Melody O’Neil, M.S. Ed and Associate Director of Admission for Landmark School, also covers how to interpret the scores—what it all means and what the specific tests measure. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Spotlight Session: The Dyslexic Renaissance—A Paradigm of Opportunity [presentation]

For more than a century, students with dyslexia have been relegated to the sidelines of academia. Locked out by the primacy of text-based learning, dyslexics have internalized the failure of a constrained educational system, resulting in mass incarceration, underemployment, and addiction. Dean Bragonier, Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility, shares his personal journey and illustrates how highlighting the cognitive advantages of dyslexia will empower the individual and benefit society at large. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Improving Reading and Writing with Free Microsoft Learning Tools [presentation]

Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing?  Presenter Keri Chismar showcases how these learning tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers, or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Read more ›

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