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Reduce Holiday Stress for Learning Challenged Kids: Replay is Here

Holiday time can be stressful for our learning challenged kids. Did you know...there are specific things you can do to lessen the stress over the holidays and then ease into the new school year?

Learn the 7 holiday activities that reduce stress and promote learning

Learn the 5 steps to set your child up for school success in January.

Holiday Activities for Dyslexia and ADHD Kids + Ease Into the New Year with Success: FREE Webinar

Holiday time can be stressful for our learning challenged kids. Did you know...there are specific things you can do to lessen the stress over the holidays and then ease into the new school year?

Parent Teacher Conference Tips

This is the season of parent teacher conferences. Conference time typically comes around once in the fall and once in the spring. (That doesn’t mean that is the ONLY time you can have a parent teacher conference.) Those are just the set times.

So, knowing that evidence of being engaged in your child’s education makes a difference in their school success, it is a really good idea to get involved…go to the parent teacher conference. You are your child’s partner in education. When they struggle, you are the one they depend on to help them get the help they need.

Great Movie: ‘A Child is Waiting’ on Blu-ray

This just in from Francine Brokaw...The movie 'A Child is Waiting' is now on Blu-ray. It is a great watch!  

Burt Lancaster and Judy Garland star in this extremely dramatic 1963 movie about mental illness. A Child is Waiting is intense and well acted.

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: Does Your Child Forget to Take Things to School?

Children and adults with learning disabilities are typically as smart or smarter than their peers. What makes them different is they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.

Those with learning disabilities can learn...they just need to be taught in slightly different ways...ways that strengthen their visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic processing while teaching them the basic ls they need.

Go To Pro: Executive Function Problems? What Does Homework Have to do with That?

Executive function is the ability plan, organize, strategize, and pay attention to and remember details. Quite a mouthful! So if you have problems with executive function, you typically have problems with:

Go to Pro - Back to School - 5 Steps to School Success

The kids are back to school or will be back very soon. Are their ways you can help them have school success? Can this year be different than last year? 

The answer is yes! You can enhance your child's school performance, whether your child has a learning disability, ADHD, or other learning challenges. Join Bonnie Terry on the 5 Steps to School Success Webinar. It will surely help boost your child's school success.

Go to Pro Answering Your Questions: What is the difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP and what can I do to help my child?

504 Plans vs the  IEP

Simply stated, a 504 Plan is a plan that ‘levels the playing field’ so to speak for your child. It is the plan of accommodations that is tailored specifically to your child's needs that reduces or eliminates challenges that may impede learning. Eligibility for a 504 plan states that the student has a disability such as ADHD that adversely impacts them at school.

Go to Pro: Help for Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism - Video Lessons

School Can Be Easier Than You Think

For those of us that have children that struggle, school is often a time of stress. Will this school year be just like last year or will this year be the year that reading, spelling, writing, and math actually get easier?

This year can be the one that really changes the trajectory for your child. This school year can be the year that your child actually turns the corner.

Top 5 Ways to Make Back to School Time Easy + Best Special Needs Programs

Back to school time is right around the corner. Some children will be heading back to school as early as August 12th; others won’t start back until after Labor Day. With this in mind, this is the perfect time to start thinking about the transition from summer vacation to being back in school. You know as well as I do, the transition back to school often gets difficult, especially when your child has struggled with learning or has a special need.

Top 5 Back to School Tips for Success

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