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    Classroom Modifications
    Seven Accommodations for the Test Environment
    Seven Accommodations for the Test Environment>Here's a list of simple classroom accommodations you and your child's teacher can work together to put in place. 1. Time Extensions. This accommodation is pretty self-explanatory. Kids get up to time-...
    Jonathan Mooney
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    Special Education: Communication and Letters
    Special Education: Communication and LettersEight Rules Good communication with your child's school system is a must, especially if your child has a disability. It can take the form of informal notes to the teacher, a telephone call, emails, or ...
    Margy Davidson
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    The Best Classrooms for Children with ADHD
    The Best Classrooms for Children with ADHDWhat is the best classroom environment for a child with ADHD? The ideal classroom will be informal but structured. That may sound contradictory at first, because we tend to think of structure and formali...
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    Resource Room Problems
    When your child is experiencing problems in the Resource Room, there are steps you can take. ...
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    ADHD and Battles with Teacher
    Learn what an expert advises when a first-grader with ADHD is not getting support from his teacher. ...
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    Qualifying for Special Education
    In general, children attend special-education classes if their academic and/or social needs cannot be met in a less restrictive environment. ...
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    Classroom Modifications for Students with ADD/ADHD
    Modifications Is your child struggling in the classroom and not able to stay focused on his schoolwork? Ask your child's teacher if she can try these tips from special education teacher Francisca Jorgensen with your child. 1. Make sure your chi...
    the Council for Exceptional Children
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    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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    Nonverbal Learning Disorder
    There are many things you and your child's teacher can do to help your child play a productive, important role in his classroom. ...
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    Classroom Distractions
    If your child feels distracted in school, talk to his teacher to figure out a solution. ...
  • School and Learning
    Classroom Modifications
    Classroom Modifications for Students with ADD/ADHD
    Modifications Is your child struggling in the classroom and not able to stay focused on his schoolwork? Ask your child's teacher if she can try these tips from special education teacher Francisca Jorgensen with your child. 1. Make sure your chi...
    the Council for Exceptional Children
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    ADHD in School
    ADHD in SchoolThe school environment--with its schedules and assignments, its long stretches of desk work, its emphasis on writing--all too often becomes a battleground to the child with ADHD. The battle of the classroom can't be won with medicat...
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    Twins in School
    Should twins be assigned to different classrooms? ...
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    Teacher Wants to Help Child with LD
    A second-grade teacher seeks suggestions for helping a child with LD and ADHD be successful in the classroom. ...
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    LD Class Size Too Large
    A parent asks how she might go about getting the class numbers lowered in order to improve the learning in a special ed classroom. ...
  • School and Learning
    Classroom Modifications
    Nonverbal Learning Disorder
    There are many things you and your child's teacher can do to help your child play a productive, important role in his classroom. ...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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