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Are you wondering why your child is struggling?

Figuring out what’s going on can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help. Introducing a simple step-by-step tool to help you figure out if the struggles you’re seeing might be signs of a learning and thinking difference.

English: Step 1 notice, Step 2 Observe, Step 3 Talk, Step 4 Engage; Español: Paso 1 notice, Paso 2 Observe, Paso 3 Talk, Paso 4 Engage

When you’re ready, let’s start your journey together!

  • Step 1Notice

    First, you notice. We’ll show you how you can be certain there’s something going on with your child that’s out of the ordinary.


    • Reading and writing
    • Math
    • Focus and organization
    • Self-control and hyperactivity
    • Frustration, stress, and anxiety
    • Developmental milestones
  • Step 2Observe

    Next, you observe. In this step, you’ll learn how to find and keep track of patterns in your child’s behavior with observation tools that you can download.

  • Step 3Talk

    Now, you talk. In this step, you’ll find tips and conversation starters for talking with those who know your child best, like teachers, aides, and other caregivers. And of course, don’t forget to talk to your child about what you’re observing.

  • Step 4Engage

    Finally, don’t forget to engage. We’ll guide you on how and when to connect with experts like pediatricians and school specialists, who can help you figure out if your child might have a learning and thinking difference.

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