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    The Call to Advocacy for Your Child with Autism
    The Call to Advocacy for Your Child with Autism Accepting that your child has autism takes courage and a strong dose of faith — the ability to believe that the four-year-old who is completely nonverbal today will one day learn to communicate. ...
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    A child who adopts behavior such as talking to himself is probably not in any real trouble, but it's worth exploring why. ...
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    Facing Your Child's Autism Diagnosis
    Facing Your Child's Autism Diagnosis Getting an accurate autism diagnosis is a turning point. In practical terms, it means that you can stop wondering what's wrong and start learning everything you need to know about your child's condition. Inst...
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    7 Ways to Be an Everyday Advocate for Your Child with Autism
    Standing up for your child with autism isn't easy, but every parent can learn the skills to become a powerful advocate and help improve the system for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). One mother of a child with autism, and a legal exp...
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    8 Disorganization Styles of Struggling Boys
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    9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
    Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever. In most states, standardized testing aligned with the Common Core begins in second or third grade, but a few states administer standardized tests as early as kindergarten. Many children experience ...
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    5 Essential Tools and Tips for Disorganized Boys
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    Erin Dower
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    Homework Strategies for Children with Learning Disabilities
    Picture this — you are sitting at the kitchen table helping your child with LD do her homework. You try your best to keep her focused, but even something as minor as sharpening a pencil can make her concentration go down the drain. Sound famili...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    6 Strategies to Help Your Child with LD Succeed
    If you have a child with a learning disability, you know how hard it can be to get him excited about schoolwork. Check out these tips and strategies from our readers that will help your child accomplish his goals, and encourage him to go that ex...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    "Is my child gifted?" Take this quiz to learn how to recognize the signs of early giftedness in a child. ...
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    Multiple Intelligences - Musical
    Multiple Intelligences Learning Style: Musical Musical intelligence is the earliest of all talents to emerge -- even babies can sing and match rhythmic structures. Exposure to music can help kids increase their coordination, understand their cult...
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    Multiple Intelligences - Bodily-Kinesthetic
    Multiple Intelligences Learning Style: Bodily-Kinesthetic Do your kids talk with their hands? That's a sign that they use their bodies to solve problems. Often, this physical intelligence is downplayed in classrooms in favor of language and logic...
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    Multiple Intelligences - Interpersonal
    Multiple Intelligences Learning Style: Interpersonal Interpersonal intelligence is about understanding other people. This gift is closely tied to intrapersonal intelligence -- understanding of self. Normally, neither can develop without the other...
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    Minimum IQ and Screening for Gifted Program
    Unfortunately, many schools screen for achievement or intelligence, and do further testing only if the child scores at a high level initially. ...
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    Multiple Intelligences - Naturalistic
    Multiple Intelligences Learning Style: Naturalistic Naturalistic talent is the ability to easily recognize and classify plants, animals, and other things in nature. Some young children are great at this: Take the four-year-old who's an encycloped...