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Livia McCoy
What if my Child Can’t do the Homework?

Jan 24, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Homework

When children consistently have difficulty with homework it is important to communicate this concern with your child’s teacher. With the teacher’s help you may be able to identify the source of the problem and fig... Read more
Livia McCoy
How are Children Identified to Receive Special Education Services?

Dec 29, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

Have you heard teachers say something like, "We can’t identify your child for special education because we have not gone through the response to intervention process yet"? Ever since the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)... Read more
SchoolFamily
How to Find the Experts you Need to Evaluate Your Struggling Student

Dec 01, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Parent Involvement, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

This blog was originally published by Gary G. Brannigan, Ph.D. & Howard Margolis, Ed.D in www.reading2008.com/blog. They co-authored Reading Disabilities: Beating The Odds, a book to help parents identify reading difficu... Read more
Livia McCoy
Creating a Friendly Environment for ADHD Children

Nov 30, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, ADHD

Many people need to wiggle while they learn. Because this can be a distraction to other students, students with ADHD need to learn how to move without disturbing others. I have taught students how to kick their foot so that... Read more
Livia McCoy
Does my Child Have Dysgraphia?

Nov 22, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Writing, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

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
Livia McCoy
How do I Know if my Child is Dyslexic?

Nov 08, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

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
Livia McCoy
When a Child Struggles to Read: What a Parent Needs to Know

Oct 25, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

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
Livia McCoy
Low Skills do not Mean Low Intelligence

Oct 05, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Homework, Elementary School, ADHD

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
Livia McCoy
What does it mean to have a "sequencing" problem?

Sep 28, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

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
Livia McCoy
How Learning Disabilities Affect a Parent’s Emotions

Sep 20, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

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