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Teacher Tip: A System to Help Your Child Read Textbooks More Efficiently

Your middle- or high-schooler comes home with a new assignment: Read and take notes on Section 5-3 o...

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Small Success: My Daughter With Dyslexia Explained Why “Diner” and “Dinner” Sound Different

I’m a mom of three kids, two of whom have dyslexia. With my oldest, reading just seemed to happen fo...

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Brain Network Study Shows Why Executive Function Improves as Kids Get Older

We know that executive function develops over time. Now, we may have a better idea of why—and how. A...

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Teacher Tip: An Easier Way to Connect With Your Child’s Middle and High School Teachers

In grade school, your child with learning and attention issues spends most of her time in a single c...

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New Resource Helps Parents and Educators Get on the Same Page About IEP Terms

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) sent a letter to the states with a clear message. It...

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