Writing IEP Goals and Objectives

The IEP process includes collaboration in writing IEP Goals and Objectives. Parents, their advocates and the schools work together to write an IEP program that is both sensible and attainable by the child. [Read more…]

The Complete IEP (504) Process

The IEP (504) Process is daunting to parents who have no experience with it. In fact, most parents will have never heard of the IEP prior to their first meeting with their child’s teacher. The angst in the voices of parents is palpable.

As you know, we help parents and educators understand the IEP (504) Process from beginning to end almost on a daily basis. We know that overwhelmed, exhausted, bewildered and just “out of ideas” is where most parents are when they get to us. So we’d like to make things easy and give you an idea as to the entire IEP process from beginning to end. (Now, every case is a little bit different, so call us if you have specific questions). [Read more…]

Our Individual Education Program (IEP 504)

Individual Education Program (IEP 504)

Question: Our son’s teacher said that he really needs an IEP before he can receive extra help for his learning disabilities.  What is an IEP? –Mrs. A. E., Parent,  Armonk, NY [Read more…]

Symptoms of Dysgraphia | Q and A

Dear Dr. Linda,

I’m writing because I have some questions about the symptoms of dysgraphia. Our four-year-old, Ethan, is having a real hard time learning to write. He still can’t remember how to write the letters of the alphabet, how to write the numbers or how to write his name.

What is the average age in which kids learn to write?  Does this mean he has dysgraphia? Ethan’s Parents [Read more…]

Dyslexia in Children: “Why Can’t You Understand Me?”

Dyslexia in children. What’s it like for them? It’s almost impossible to imagine what it’s like to walk in the shoes of someone who has severe dyslexia.

I had the opportunity to think about what dyslexia is like as I wrote a letter of recommendation for a young man who was applying for admission to a high school which is especially supportive of students with dyslexia.
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Causes of Dyslexia

We often hear people ask what causes dyslexia? While it’s hard not to chuckle, it’s kind of a funny question. It’s a little bit like asking “what causes perfect pitch”? The only difference between those two questions is the first sounds bad and the second sounds good. [Read more…]

Learning Disability Schools

There are learning disability schools all over the U.S. With the rigidity of public school instruction methods, children with learning disabilities thrive at these kinds of schools. What could be better than being in an environment with other kids who learn the same way you do and instructors who are well trained to do so? [Read more…]

Learning Disabilities Assessment

Conducting a learning disabilities assessment isn’t like diagnosing a broken bone. While both events require tests, the broken bone tests provide a film to see an actual fracture. With a learning disability, there’s no film and no fracture. In fact, there’s nothing really wrong at all. [Read more…]

Handwriting without tears

Handwriting without tearsHandwriting without tears is something parents of dysgraphia kids often can only dream about. Fortunately, that reality may be coming sooner than you think.

You may have noticed there has been a lot of talk in the news lately about handwriting. The issue was sparked when the media picked up on a new elementary school trend. Cursive is no longer being taught anymore at many schools. Cursive is that artsy handwriting style that we once used to write our term papers in school. [Read more…]

Learning Disability Programs

Our learning disability programs are some of the best in the country. Whether you need help diagnosing your learning disability, understanding the IEP process from an experienced viewpoint, or access to at home study products you can use yourself, we’ve got you covered with everything you need. [Read more…]