Extended Time: Useful or Misused?

Extended time on tests is arguably the most common accommodation given to students with ADHD. But is extended time alone enough to address the challenges faced by these students? Or should you be advocating to address the issue that led… Read the rest

IEP Meeting: Managing Conflict

It’s not unusual for differences to arise when dealing with issues related to your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP). Yet many people are uncomfortable with conflict; when faced with it, they either back down, or become overly aggressive. When that… Read the rest

Mind Your Manners

By Sheryl Knapp, A/AOGPE The annual IEP meeting offers an opportunity to establish positive relationships with your child’s teachers and special education team. That may seem obvious, but there is no shortage of parents and teachers who treat each other… Read the rest

5 Keys to Navigating the School System

When it comes to learning disabilities, knowing your child is half the battle—the other half is knowing how to get what your child needs from her school system. Here are some strategies to help you navigate the system. Know the… Read the rest

6 Keys to Winning Over Your Child’s Team

Developing collaborative, non-adversarial, mutually respectful relationships with your child’s teachers is fundamental to her success in school. But oftentimes that’s easier said than done. Following are some tried and true strategies to help you establish a parent-teacher relationship that will… Read the rest