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7 07, 2017

An Overview of Different Kinds of Learning Disabilities

2018-07-23T14:03:32-05:00

Dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia—many different learning issues fall under the umbrella of “learning disabilities.” This video from the National Center for Learning Disabilities describes them. It also explains what issues don’t fall under that umbrella. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG_xSBsFMPQ&w=500

An Overview of Different Kinds of Learning Disabilities2018-07-23T14:03:32-05:00
5 07, 2017

I’m Concerned My Child Might Have Learning and Attention Issues

2018-07-23T14:03:46-05:00

Are you wondering if learning and attention issues are causing your child’s challenges in school or at home? If so, you wouldn’t be alone. One in five kids have learning and attention issues. And with the right support, they can thrive in school and in life. This article from Understood.org provides steps you can take to determine if your child has learning and attention issues, and where to go from there. 1. Know the skills learning and attention issues can affect. The term “learning and attention issues” covers a wide range of challenges kids may face in school, at home and in the [...]

I’m Concerned My Child Might Have Learning and Attention Issues2018-07-23T14:03:46-05:00
3 07, 2017

The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5

2018-07-23T14:03:58-05:00

Building on NCLD’s 40-year history as the leading authority on learning disabilities, The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5 report uses recently released data for the 2015–2016 school year and other field-leading research to shine a light on the current challenges and opportunities facing the 1 in 5 children who have learning and attention issues such as dyslexia and ADHD. […]

The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 52018-07-23T14:03:58-05:00
30 06, 2017

Metacognition: How Thinking About Thinking Can Help Kids

2019-10-03T13:06:11-05:00

When kids hit difficult problems — the seemingly insurmountable English essay, a math test that takes on epic proportions, social struggles that leave them feeling frustrated — it can be tempting to give up and resort to four words no parent ever wants to hear: “I can’t do it.” Kids need to be able to make the transition from ‘I can’t’ to the proactive ‘How can I?’ In order to thrive, kids need to be able to make the transition from the negative “I can’t” to the proactive “How can I?” To do that, they need to think about why they’re stuck, [...]

Metacognition: How Thinking About Thinking Can Help Kids2019-10-03T13:06:11-05:00
14 06, 2017

Texas Legislative Update for June 2017

2017-06-30T15:07:33-05:00

Chuck Noe, PRN Education Specialist,  shares his insights on newly signed Texas legislation.  Please keep in mind that even though a bill is effective immediately, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) must go through the process of developing and posting rules before schools can begin implementing some of the laws. HB 657  An ARD committee (IEP team) may promote a student to the next grade level if the committee concludes that the student has made sufficient progress in the measurable academic goals contained in the student’s IEP despite not passing the STAAR.  At the beginning of each school year, a district must [...]

Texas Legislative Update for June 20172017-06-30T15:07:33-05:00
8 05, 2017

A Parent’s Guide to Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia

2017-06-30T15:23:02-05:00

Reading problems are the most common type of academic underachievement. Especially for students with dyslexia, learning to read and write can be exceedingly difficult. Dyslexia and related reading and language difficulties are the result of neurobiological variations, but they can be treated with effective instruction. Effective instruction is instruction that is tied to student needs, as determined by diagnostic testing and evaluation. It is instruction delivered by knowledgeable and skilled individuals in a step-by-step fashion that leads to the achievement of desired outcomes or goals by targeting a student’s relative strengths and strengthening his or her relative weaknesses. Effective instruction also [...]

A Parent’s Guide to Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia2017-06-30T15:23:02-05:00

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