Sample Letter For Evaluation

So now it’s time to write a letter to your child’s school.  Just few things that you may want to keep in the front of your mind. When writing any letter, it is important to keep it short and to the point. First, start by asking yourself the following questions and state the answers in your letter:  Why am I …

Guidance released on civil rights of students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education recently released three new sets of guidance to assist the public in understanding how it interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities, and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn. …

Dealing With Special Needs Over The Holidays

For most families, Christmas is a time of celebration and fun. The odd bah-humbug moment aside, most of us would probably admit to enjoying the sheer indulgence of it all. If, however, a member of your family has autism and/or a learning disability, it may be a different story. Netbuddy has collected the following tips and advice for surviving the festive season from families …

What Are Learning Disabilities

A learning disability is a neurological disorder. In simple terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a person’s brain is “wired.” Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers. But they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if …

Parenting Tips for Learning Disabilities

Parents are always looking for hints that will make learning easier for their LD/ADHD child. This article suggests some helpful tips that parents have learned from one another over the years. It includes tips for organizational problems, auditory problems, visual and motor problems, language-expressive problems and language-receptive problems as well as tips for parenting in general. Providing structure in your …

Learning Disability Symptoms

Many children have difficulty with reading, writing, or other learning-related tasks at some point, but this does not mean they have learning disabilities. A child with a learning disability often has several related signs, and these persist over time. The signs of learning disabilities vary from person to person. Common signs that a person may have learning disabilities include the …