popular topics in special education

  • School and Learning
    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...
  • School and Learning
    Tools for LD Children
    How to Rewrite Effectively
    How to Rewrite EffectivelyRewriting is probably the most important part of the writing process. I can guarantee you that if you take this next step with your child, they will receive at least one letter grade higher than if they stopped right at ...
    Jonathan Mooney
  • 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
    Tools for LD Children
    How to Improve Reading Comprehension
    How to Improve Reading ComprehensionWhen I was a kid, you would have hated to sit by me in the library. With my books splayed everywhere and my feet tapping at a hundred miles a minute, I mouthed every word of the book I was reading out loud. Whe...
    Jonathan Mooney
  • School and Learning
    IEPs
    ADHD, IEPs, and Retention
    Read why not everyone who has ADHD gets to have an IEP. ...
  • School and Learning
    IEPs
    One-on-One Aid Through the 504?
    If a child has an IEP, then she is eligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. ...
  • ChildListening
    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
  • School and Learning
    Tools for LD Children
    How to Help Your LD Child
    Don't despair because your child is having trouble learning. Instead, figure out what you can do to help. ...
  • School and Learning
    Section 504 and Idea
    IEPs and 504 Plans
    A parent wonders whether a child can be on an IEP and a 504 Plan at the same time. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Poor Handwriting Due to Motor Skill Problems
    How can you go about getting your child's school to perform motor skills testing? ...
  • 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. ...
  • School and Learning
    Special Education Laws
    Education Rights Violated?
    When your child's constitutional rights to an equal education are violated, there are steps you can take. ...
  • School and Learning
    Teacher/Child Relationships
    ADHD and Schoolwork
    Learn what you can do when you suspect that your child's teacher has given up on him. ...
  • School and Learning
    Section 504 and Idea
    Does My ADHD Child Qualify for Special Education?
    Learn what qualifies a child for Section 504. ...
  • School and Learning
    Special Education
    Daughter with Low IQ Needs Help
    What sort of interventions are recommended for a child with low IQ? ...
  • School and Learning
    Special Education Laws
    LD Therapy Postponed
    Find out what you can do when your child's school denies LD therapy due to lack of resources. ...
  • School and Learning
    Special Education Laws
    ADHD and Special Education
    ADHD is not listed as a specific learning disability in the law, but there is a way to become eligible to receive services. ...
  • School and Learning
    Special Education
    Directory of Schools for LD Students
    Learn how to find directories for schools that teach children with learning disabilities. ...