Monitor the Classroom Experience

Just because your child has an Individual Education Plan does not mean that your days of school vigilance are behind you. Even the best-laid plans must be continually monitored to ensure that the decisions the team made were appropriate and… 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

Action Alert: Save the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Learning Disabilities Association of America has put out a call to action aimed at stopping legislation that will weaken the American’s with Disabilities Act. The following information is excerpted from the LDA Action Alert.  Several bills have been introduced… 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

Look Back to Prepare for the IEP

As a parent of a child with LD, there are a number of actions you can take to improve your child’s school experience, but one of the most important is to come to the annual IEP meeting thoroughly prepared. If… Read the rest