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

Your Right to Parental Involvement

Parent participation in the educational decision-making process for a child with LD is a fundamental principle of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The law is specific about this point, and includes a number of safeguards to ensure that… Read the rest

How to Initiate an Evaluation

Getting the process started can be as simple as having a conversation with a teacher or administrator in which you specifically request an evaluation for special education. If you make the request verbally, make sure you follow up with a… Read the rest

Progress Monitoring of Kids with LD

One purpose of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is to provide parents and teachers with a tool to monitor the progress of a student with learning disabilities. While progress is not guaranteed in an IEP, it is predicted. By law,… Read the rest

Help the School Help Your Child with NLD

The job of helping teachers and other school personnel understand Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) often falls to parents. It’s therefore important to educate yourself on how NLD manifests itself, so that you can better educate those your child relies on… Read the rest