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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
At the risk of causing a controversy, I am going to tell you what I think dysgraphia is! The reason I say this is controversial is that the definition of dysgraphia has changed through the years, and I disagree with the dire... Read more
Dyslexia is very hard to define! In fact, a recent entry on Facebook said, "My son’s school just told me there is no such thing as dyslexia! I’m dyslexic; how can they say there is no such thing?"
What the school ... Read more
Every child needs to learn how to read well. When reading does not come easily, it affects every part of life. Thanks to research conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), we know th... Read more
Many students who struggle in school are called “lazy and dumb” by their peers and at some times even by a teacher or parent! This is extremely hurtful and unnecessary.
First of all, you cannot always tell whethe... Read more
The first year we had a girl’s softball team at the school where I teach, one of the girls on the team was very athletic. She could throw and hit the ball well, and she could run very fast. In the first game of the se... Read more
When a child struggles in school, their parents experience a range of emotions -- frustration, anger, hopelessness, and guilt.
In the beginning, we feel the problems in school have to be because the child is not trying. We fu... Read more
When a child is struggling in school, we have three choices for ways to help. We can remediate, accommodate, or teach the child to compensate.
If at all possible, we should fix the problem. The best example of this is a chi... Read more
Some students do well in school and others do not. Have you ever wondered why?
We are all different! When my husband and I travel in areas where we are not familiar (and when we do not have our GPS to guide us), it is bette... Read more
Livia McCoy has spent twenty-six years teaching science to students with language learning disabilities. In addition to teaching students daily, she trains teachers and runs workshops for teachers and parents who want to kn... Read more
This week we are pleased to have a guest blog co-authored by two professors who are specialists in the area of learning disabilities:
Howard Margolis, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Special Education at the City... Read more