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Children with Asperger's Syndrome can be intelligent, articulate, and delightful
They are typically seen as being a bit 'odd'. While bright and talkative, a child with Asperger's doesn't interact in a socially typical way, and their difficulties can bring challenges to their ability to learn in a traditional school environment..



Mathematics Programs for Children with Learning Difficulties
Learning Mathematics can either be a strength or a struggle for many LD children. For those children who learn quickly, options abound. For children who struggle, there are excellent, viable options as well..



Enhancing Learning through Brain Gym
Brain Gym is a brain-based exercise program which allows you to create a physical-therapy type of routine specifically targeted to your child's learning deficit areas..



How to Find Effective Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction Programs for children with dyslexia.
Some reading programs claim to be Orton-Gillingham based, but many are questionably so. How do you know a program is truly an Orton-Gillingham program? How do you pick an effective program for your child? Consider this..



Homework Organization for students with ADD / ADHD and Executive Function issues.
Many children with ADHD, ADD, or Executive functioning difficulties have a horrible time keeping track of their homework. Assignments get completed, but lost. Parents are dismayed about how to help their child become organized. In order to become organized, your child must have the tools..



Learning Style and Dyslexia - Multi-Sensory is best
There are reasons to avoid being too focused on one "style" when teaching persons with dyslexia, and any person for that matter, and multi-sensory teaching is the best means for teaching anyone..



FREE Informal Reading Tests
Knowing what your child's actual reading level is can help you manage his education better. Whether you are homeschooling, or your child is in public school, using free informal tests can help you keep tabs on your child's reading progress.



Teaching the Reluctant Writer (Dysgraphia)
Does your child HATE writing? Explore options for teaching written expression to a child who hates writing using inexpensive programs and simple homeschooling techniques.



President's Day
There is no better time to engage in an impromptu unit study than President's Day. There are a number of information-rich sites with excellent lesson plans, activities, games, etc to help your child learn about our U.S. Presidents without feeling like he is doing school work.



Learning Styles
There are four main learning styles.. auditory, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic. Your child will learn best through one or more of these learning channels, and you can help him become a successful learner by teaching the child through his primary learning style(s).



A Gifted Child with a Learning Disability? How can that be true?
Gifted children who have learning disabilities have been called twice exceptional, 2E, Conundrum Kids, and a Puzzling Paradox. Having a child who is clearly gifted in some areas, but struggles in others is confusing, to say the least.



Valentine's Day Interactive
Valentine's Day is a great time for visual, hands-on learning activities for children who excel in creativity, and the activities provide an outlet from the daily chore of doing typical schoolwork.



Vocabulary
The National Reading Panel has concluded that Vocabulary is one of the critical elements in a child's ability to read. Having a robust vocabulary will improve a child's reading decoding skills, reading comprehension level, and his ability to read fluently..



Reading Fluency
Fluency can be difficult to develop when a child has to concentrate on figuring out each word..



Symptoms of Dyslexia
You should know that 85% of children who have difficulty acquiring reading skills have learning disabilities that require specialized instruction for learning to read. Thus, only about 15% of children will "outgrow" their difficulties..



ADHD Treatment Alternatives
A common concern for parents of children with ADHD is fear of the long-term ramifications of using medication. Many parents don't want their children to be dependent upon a brain stimulant. There are alternatives..



Orton-Gillingham Teaching Methods for Dyslexia
Orton-Gillingham is a specific way of teaching children with learning disabilities, and particularly children with dyslexia. For children with dyslexia, this means they are taught every sound (phoneme) and the representative letter combination(s) that represent the sound, one at a time, in a specific order, in a small group, using multi-sensory teaching methods..



Text-to-Speech and Books-on-Tape
Children with specific learning disabilities in the area of reading need not fall behind in other areas of learning. There are assistive technology solutions that can help your child with books that are beyond his reading level..



Home School Jitters
Honestly, I was TERRRRRIIIFIIED by the thought of homeschooling. What if I failed to meet my child's learning needs? What if I did worse than the school? What if we battled all the time, and he ends up hating me?..



You CAN Home School

Tue, 13 Dec 2005 09:04:00 -0500

One of the questions I'm frequently asked is, "Can I homeschool my child? He (she) has learning disabilities." Parents are often terrified at the though of having to meet the special learning needs of a challenging child. My answer is an emphatic, "YES!"..