Learn about learning disability evaluations, the difference between an IEP and 504 plan, the IEP process, and more from a parent’s perspective.
Pre-K thru High School
A Parent’s Guide: What to Expect When Your Child Has LD
Explaining your child’s LD to them, homework strategies, teaching self-advocacy, and more.
Understanding Dysgraphia, from The International Dyslexia Association
This guide from the International Dyslexia Association breaks down dysgraphia, and provides information on instructional activities and strategies to help individuals with dysgraphia, if dysgraphia occurs alone, and more.
8 Signs your Child may have a Learning Disability, National Institute of Health
In addition to 8 signs of a learning disability, this site has resources on specific learning disabilities as well.
Questions Parents and Educators Can Ask to Start Conversations About Using Terms Like Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia, National Center for Learning Disabilities
This guide helps parents and educators to navigate using general terms like learning disabilities, and more specific terms like dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia.
How to Help Kids with Memory Issues, Child Mind Institute
By Rae Jacobson, writer and content engagement specialist at the Child Mind Institute.
Homework: Don’t Let Today’s Kindness Be Tomorrow’s Cruelty
Homework. In many families, this word brings up instant angst – LD or no LD. Students who struggle to complete homework often voice negative thoughts and demonstrate negative behaviors about…
The Reading Brain: Executive Function Hard at Work
by Linda R. Hecker When I talk with educators across the country, they often lament that students don’t read much anymore, especially in the face of ubiquitous social and multimedia distractions.…
Protecting Students with Disabilities: FAQs about Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
What is Section 504? Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the…
The Role of Parents/Family in Response to Intervention
IDEA 04 offers states and localities the option of using “a process that determines if the child responds to scientific, research-based intervention as part of the evaluation process…,” but it…