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    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    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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    Tools for LD Children
    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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    Classroom Modifications
    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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    Central Auditory Processing Disorder
    6 Characteristics of Central Auditory Processing Disorder
    Do you think your child might have Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)? Find out the most common characteristics of this disorder to help you decide whether your child needs to be tested. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Assistive Technology
    Special Tools for Special Needs: New Technologies Help LD Kids
    Special Tools for Special Needs: New Technologies Help LD Kids In recent years, new assistive technologies (AT) have made strides in helping children and adults with learning disabilities overcome their specific areas of weakness. Whether it's a ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Section 504 and Idea
    Quiz: Differences Between Section 504 and IDEA
    Find out how much you know about the differences between Section 504 and IDEA. ...
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    Central Auditory Processing Disorder
    6 Characteristics of Central Auditory Processing Disorder
    Do you think your child might have Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)? Find out the most common characteristics of this disorder to help you decide whether your child needs to be tested. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Learning Difficulties Checklist
    This checklist can help you learn whether your teen is showing signs of any learning disabilities. ...
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    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    Helping Your Teen Cope with a Learning Disability
    Helping Your Teen Cope with a Learning Disability More than anything else, teens want to be “normal.” Why else would they wear the same style of clothes, use the same slang, go to the same movies, and listen to the same music? In all likelih...
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    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    Learning Disabilities: Warning Signs in Teens
    Learning Disabilities: Warning Signs in Teens The National Center for Learning Disabilities has developed a checklist of common warning signs. The organization stresses that this is merely a “guidepost” for parents. Because all children exh...
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    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    Learning Disabilities: Warning Signs in Teens
    Learning Disabilities: Warning Signs in Teens The National Center for Learning Disabilities has developed a checklist of common warning signs. The organization stresses that this is merely a “guidepost” for parents. Because all children exh...
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    Special Education
    Special Education and African-American Children
    Special Education and African-American ChildrenWhen Corey was in first grade, I knew something was wrong, because she never wanted to go to school. She had loved kindergarten and had always cheerfully left the house for school. Now, every morning...
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    Tools for LD Children
    ADD: The Game Plan
    ADD: The Game Plan As a former high school coach, I couldn't leave you without a game plan. Your opponent is attention deficit disorder. Because ADD can attack and impact on your child's life in a variety of ways, I've provided assessment tools t...
  • School and Learning
    Classroom Modifications
    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...
  • School and Learning
    Section 504 and Idea
    ADHD, Depression, and 504 Plans
    Most teachers have had minimal or no course work about the needs of children with ADHD. ...
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    Classroom Modifications
    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...