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Common Sense Media Launches Free Distance Learning Resources [web resource]

On April 1, Common Sense Media launched Wide Open School, a set of free online resources to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning as a result of the coronavirus. Read more ›

Behavior Therapy for Children With ADHD [downloadable]

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect a child’s ability to pay attention or sit still at school, and it also can affect relationships with family and other children. Read more ›

Behavior Therapy for Young Children With ADHD: An Overview for Parents and Caregivers [downloadable]

You can help your young child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by learning parenting strategies that encourage positive behaviors and discourage negative ones. Behavior therapy for young children with ADHD gives parents the knowledge and skills they need to help their child succeed. Read more ›

ADHD Diagnoses Increasing in Black Kids, Report Suggests

For the first time, a U.S. survey found that black children appear to be more likely than white kids to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities. Read more ›

Book: The Dyslexic Advantage

In their book The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, learning disabilities specialists Fernette and Brock Eide explain how 20% of people—individuals with dyslexia—share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home. Read more ›

The Gifts and Challenges of Dyslexia and ADHD – Resources from the 2020 CHC Breakfast

The CHC Breakfast 2020Dyslexia and ADHD present some of the greatest challenges for our children and teens— and also provide gifts beyond our imagination. Let us discover our strengths and embrace neurodiversity as a culture. The resources below will support you in continuing to building a community that celebrates difference as strength. Read more ›

Video-Game Therapy May Help Treat ADHD, Study Finds

A new video-game therapy has shown promise in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new study. Read more ›

Reading Tips for Parents (in Multiple Languages) [downloable]

A child’s success as a reader begins much earlier than the first day of school. Reading, and a love for reading, begins at home. Reading Rockets’ one-page parent tips offer easy ways for parents to help kids become successful readers. Read more ›

Help Children Get the Most Out of Reading [downloadable]

Reading Rockets offers a library of printable guides for parents, teachers and others working with children to improve their reading. Read more ›

17-Year-Old Boy with Nonverbal Autism Blogs to Reach Others Like Him

A few years ago, Mitchell Robins wasn’t able to tell anyone precisely what he was thinking. He lost the ability to speak when he was 4 and relied primarily on a system of pictures and limited sign language to tell his parents and caregivers what he wanted to eat or when he felt sick or how he wanted to spend his time. Then his parents realized he could spell.

Now Mitchell, 17, communicates deliberately, pointing letter by letter to a board that displays the alphabet. Read more ›

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