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Change Your Own Attitude to Help Your Child Do Better in School

Change Your Own Attitude to Help Your Child Do Better in School

Parents' attitudes have a tremendous impact on how their children experience school, especially if the child is an atypical learner. Here, seven ways to adjust your attitude that will set your child on a path to success in school and beyond.

Vincent Smith School Welcomes New Director of Special Education

Vincent Smith School Welcomes New Director of Special Education

Vincent Smith School, a third through 12th grade school catered to those with learning disabilities, recently appointed Layla Lindau as the new director of special education.

Understood.org Launches as Complete Resource for Learning Disabiilities Community

Understood.org Launches as Complete Resource for Learning Disabiilities Community

Understood.org is a new, state-of-the-art website with a mission to help you find clear answers to the challenges your child with learning disabilities or attention issues may face at home, in school, and with friends.

IDA-LI President Raises Awareness of Dyslexia on Long Island

IDA-LI President Raises Awareness of Dyslexia on Long Island

The International Dyslexia Association, Long Island chapter recently appointed Connie Russo, Ed.D., as its new president. The organization raises awareness of dyslexia and provides support services for those with dyslexia on Long Island.

Ask the Expert: What Is Martial Arts Therapy and How Can it Help My Child?

Ask the Expert: What Is Martial Arts Therapy and How Can it Help My Child?

Dr. Alisha Griffith-Berkeley, co-founder of a specialized martial arts program in Brooklyn, explains what martial arts therapy is and how it can help children with special needs such as autism, ADHD, and sensory issues.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look for in a School for My Child with Learning Disabilities?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look for in a School for My Child with Learning Disabilities?

We asked Kevin Pendergast, Head of School at The Kildonan School, what a parent should look for when visiting a potential school for their child with learning disabilities and what aspects of a school help a child with LD thrive.

Ask the Expert: Is My Child With Learning Disabilities Getting the Best Test-Taking Accommodations?

Ask the Expert: Is My Child With Learning Disabilities Getting the Best Test-Taking Accommodations?

Children with learning disabilities can be granted extra time for test taking to accommodate their needs. Rachel Asher, Esq. and Julie Gaughran, Esq., of Asher, Gaughran LLP offer tips to make sure those accommodations are honored, fair treatment for children with learning disabilities, and how to become a better advocate.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Brings 'The Runaway Bunny' To Life

Catherine Zeta-Jones Brings 'The Runaway Bunny' To Life

Three timeless tales will come to life with this audio recording and will help children with dyslexia engage with words and stories.

Helping Challenged Kids Go Back To School

Helping Challenged Kids Go Back To School

How can you help your child with a psychiatric or learning disability deal with going back to school? Model confidence, create structure, and get to know the new teacher. Our expert offers six things to keep in mind as the academic year kicks into swing.

The Father Factor

The Father Factor

When a child is diagnosed with a learning disability, dads often have a difficult time accepting the diagnosis and that it can't be solved by tougher discipline. Here are tips for dads on how to become a positive force in their children's educational growth.

Ask the Expert: Are My Child's Learning Problems Really Caused by Hidden Vision Problems?

Ask the Expert: Are My Child's Learning Problems Really Caused by Hidden Vision Problems?

A staggering number of children who have learning difficulties are also suffering from hidden vision problems, which may be the cause of their trouble in school. Local expert Michal Luchins, O.D., of Family Vision & Learning Center in Suffern, NY, weighs in on the critical link between vision and learning and how to tell if your child is struggling with learning-related vision problems.

Time Management 101

Time Management 101

Keeping children with learning disabilities and ADHD on a schedule—especially one they can eventually manage themselves—is doable. Our expert strategy will put you on the right path.

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD

Are you looking to hire a private tutor for your child who has learning disabilities? Find out what questions you should ask and download a handy worksheet that will help you evaluate each candidate.

Learn about Dyslexia Symptoms, Warning Signs, and Resources

Learn about Dyslexia Symptoms, Warning Signs, and Resources

Learn all about this developmental reading disorder, including facts, warning signs, common myths, and more, by checking out our round-up of dyslexia information.

How to Define Success with Your Kids

How to Define Success with Your Kids

Whether your child is affected with a learning disability, it's true that all kids have varying strengths and interests. Get tips on how to define success with your kids and how to foster traits that can help them achieve it.

How to Find the Best Apps for a Child with Special Needs

How to Find the Best Apps for a Child with Special Needs

Apps for Children with Special Needs, a thorough and easy-to-follow website, makes it easier to know which apps are worth your money—and your child’s attention. (Discounted iPads, too.)

How Technology Can Help Children with Special Needs

How Technology Can Help Children with Special Needs

Innovative technology, including iPad apps and adaptable motorized wheelchairs, is revolutionizing the way many children with special needs communicate and experience the world.

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

A new Individualized Education Programs (IEP) guide helps parents of children with special needs understand the legal rights of students with disabilities and offers advice on how to get special education services and form an IEP for your child.

What to Do When Your Child is Diagnosed with a Learning Disability

What to Do When Your Child is Diagnosed with a Learning Disability

When your child has been recently diagnosed with a learning disability or you suspect your son or daughter may have learning disabilities, find out what your first steps should be.

Ask the Expert: Why Do Students with Special Needs Require Multisensory Teaching Methods?

Ask the Expert: Why Do Students with Special Needs Require Multisensory Teaching Methods?

We asked Rhonda Boltax, a learning disabilities specialist and the founder of Keys to Reading in Great Neck, NY, if and why multisensory teaching methods, like visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile methods, are effective for children with special needs like learning disabilities and dyslexia.

When Your Child Has a Learning Disability: Taking the First Steps

When Your Child Has a Learning Disability: Taking the First Steps

It is a daunting task for parents to work through a child’s disability. They must arm themselves with knowledge and information in order to be the best advocate for their child. One mother shares her story as well as some advice.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Honors Three Outstanding Teens from the New York City Area

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Honors Three Outstanding Teens from the New York City Area

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities honored seven teens from across the country this year with youth achievement awards, including three outstanding individuals from our area.

How To Monitor Change in Your Special Needs Child's Diagnosis

How To Monitor Change in Your Special Needs Child's Diagnosis

Though your special needs child may have been diagnosed in early childhood, it's possible that after some treatment and therapy, their initial diagnosis may change over time. Check out the following tips for monitoring your child's progress, and ensuring that they get an accurate medical assessment.

'Journey Into Dyslexia': Talking with the Filmmakers

'Journey Into Dyslexia': Talking with the Filmmakers

A new HBO film from an Academy Award-winning team puts the spotlight on an often misunderstood learning disability.

Learning Disabilities Chart: Diagnoses and Symptoms

Learning Disabilities Chart: Diagnoses and Symptoms

Consult this chart for common learning disability diagnoses, symptoms, and examples.




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