About the Author

About the Author

Kate Kelly 

has been writing and editing for more than 20 years, with a focus on parenting.

working memory:

The ability to store and manage information in one’s mind for a short period of time.

IEP:

Short for Individualized Education Program. A plan that details the support and services (such as speech therapy or multisensory reading instruction) a school will provide to meet the individual needs of a student with a disability who qualifies for special education.

504 plan:

A plan that lists the accommodations a school will provide, such as audiobooks, note-taking aids or extended time to complete tests, so that a student with a disability has equal access to the general education curriculum.