Developing readers progress from basic skills to fluency and comprehension of increasingly difficult print reading during elementary school. The components of good reading ability rely on different brain process, beginning with the acquisition of basic reading skills.
How can we help kids who struggle in school? Students need to have their thoughts and feelings in apple pie order, and they need a complete pie in order to do their work. Every time a kid takes a slice out of the pie, that much less remains.
School psychologist Ann Logsdon guides parents of children with learning disabilities and adults with learning disabilities with in-depth information and advice for learning.
Parents of children with learning difficulties are often caught in an unexpected storm of uncertainty over how to identify and intervene with children who have specific learning disabilities. The best way to help your child is to prepare yourself with knowledge of what you will face in trying to obtain appropriate educational services for your child.
The most common IQ test given to children in a psychoeducational evaluation is the WISC-III, from the Wechsler series of intelligence scales for children. The WISC-III measures a set of abilities to arrive at a level of global intellectual functioning.
What the Subtests mean on the Wechsler Scales of Verbal Comprehension and Perceptual Organization.
What parents can do when their learning disabled child does not qualify for special education services based on the psychoeducational assessment.
The best starting place for information and support for learning disabilities.
The Schwab Foundation site consistently provides excellent and timely information to help parents address the unique learning needs of LD children.
A PBS mini-site for the documentary about learning differences and disabilities with great resources for parents.
This is a wonderful resource for books, games, behavior modification tools, and more for your ADD and/or learning disabled child.
Fantastic info from the International Dyslexia Association (formerly Orton Dyslexia). Don't miss the parents' section.
Super site for programs and tools to help students with differences in learning achieve success in the classroom and in life.
Stay focused on this goal with your LD child, from Jan Faull at Family.com
Learn practical steps for teaching and communicating with the LD child with central auditory processing problems, from KidsHealth.org.
A nice online catalog of learning materials and playthings for the developmentally delayed child.
Very good article at Sesame Street Parents for parents of early-elementary children.
By Dr. Richard Lavoie at LD Online
Resources from Ronald Davis, the author of the book, focus on positive aspects of the disorder.
Web site for the book by Girard Sagmiller. Lots of inspiration and information here. How to recognize dyslexia plus tips.
A U.K. based company offering software for dyslexic children. Good content here.
Extensive resource site that just keeps getting bigger and better.
The IEP process does not need to be a struggle. Learn how to make it a positive experience from this fine article.
Special focus on learning disabilities here.
Online brochure from the National Institute of Mental Health.
At thought-provoking article by Jan Hunt at The Natural Child Project.
The premise of the model is that a certain population with reading comprehension difficulties have difficulty with 'gestalt imaging'. Interesting research to explore and think about for your child.
Innovation in education. Particularly important for the learning-different child.