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10 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

10 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

Your child's success in school depends largely on your involvement in his education. Follow these easy tips on how to communicate effectively with your child's teacher at your next parent-teacher conference.

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.

The Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner Opens in Westport CT

The Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner Opens in Westport CT

The Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner opens in Wesport, Connecticut, offering children and young adults representation in the areas of special education law and disability law.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Asks NYC Parents of Students with Disabilities to Take Special Ed Survey This April

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Asks NYC Parents of Students with Disabilities to Take Special Ed Survey This April

Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate of the City of New York, asks parents of students with disabilities to take a "Spotlight on Special Ed" survey this month to help parents' voices be heard in the New York City Department of Education.

Mompreneur: Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman Opens Third School for Language Development on Long Island

Mompreneur: Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman Opens Third School for Language Development on Long Island

Long Island mom Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman is the founder of three schools for language development in the Long Island and Queens area. A new high school will open up in Richmond Hill in September. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Tiegerman's first school in Glen Cove. We caught up with the mom of six to discuss what she's learned along the way and what her plans are for the future.

Programs For Special Needs Children: Unlocking Their Acronyms

Programs For Special Needs Children: Unlocking Their Acronyms

If you have a child with a suspected developmental delay, foreign terms like CPSE, EI, OSC, IEP are likely to work their way into your vocabulary. Decoding these acronyms may seem like learning a new language, an accurate translation may hold the key to advocating for your child.

My Child Has To Be Tested!

My Child Has To Be Tested!

Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for?

Teaching Reading to Dyslexic Kids

Teaching Reading to Dyslexic Kids

The system goes awry in concluding that the solution for dyslexics is to be found in sound analysis training.

When Reading Is Just Too Hard

When Reading Is Just Too Hard

Our son, Isaac, was happy in kindergarten at the local public school. Although my husband, Paul, and I noticed that he couldn’t hold a crayon properly and alternated hands when he wrote his name, we weren’t concerned. This was kindergarten, after all.

Second Chance With School:A bright student takes his dyslexic mom where she’s never been - to the head of the class

Second Chance With School:A bright student takes his dyslexic mom where she’s never been - to the head of the class

I’m finally enjoying school. Instead of bearing the stigma “learning disabled” like a backwards scarlet letter, I’m seeing how the top students live. Except now it’s not my own book bag I swing on my way to a New York City public school.

SPECIAL ED: Is Your Child A Candidate?A guide for parents

SPECIAL ED: Is Your Child A Candidate?A guide for parents

Max R. is a fourth grader with curly brown hair, lots of freckles and a passion for soccer. He has a baby sister, loving parents and a best friend, Josh, who lives down the block. All is well, except Max doesn’t know how to read.

A Parent's Secret Weapon - the School 504-Plan

A Parent's Secret Weapon - the School 504-Plan

What can you do if your child does not qualify for special education, but you know he needs some extra help dealing with a disability? The answer is to request a "504-Plan hearing" at your child's school.




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