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Emergency Homework Kit: Quick, Life-saving Help for School Assignments

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Emergency Homework Kit: Quick, Life-saving Help for School Assignments This guide provides quick, life-saving strategies to help students in middle and high school and college finish homework assignments. There are strategies related to writing papers, studying for tests, completing math homework, writing history papers, reading in history, and working with teachers. Buy the book on Amazon! read full post >>

U.S. Department of Education Encourages Schools to Use the Terms “Dyslexia,” “Dysgraphia” and “Dyscalculia” in IEPs.

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U.S. Department of Education Encourages Schools to Use the Terms “Dyslexia,” “Dysgraphia” and “Dyscalculia” in IEPs. In the News blog post by Geri Coleman Tucker  from Understood.org Oct 23, 2015 It’s always been OK to say “dyslexia,” “dysgraphia” or “dyscalculia” in an IEP. But now the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is encouraging states and school systems nationwide to use these terms when appropriate. They’re also reminding them that there’s nothing […] read full post >>

Brain differences seen in children with dyslexia and dysgraphia

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Brain differences seen in children with dyslexia and dysgraphia Researchers at the University of Washington presented findings that suggested that providing the same sort of special educational support for students with dyslexia and students with dysgraphia may not be effective. Data they collected identifies “structural white matter and functional gray matter differences in the brain between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia, and between those […] read full post >>

Oral language and writing difficulties

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Oral language and writing difficulties Recent research coming from the University of Montreal’s School of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology has shown a connection between oral language and writing difficulties. According to an article in Science Daily, “[c]hildren’s future writing difficulties can be identified before they even learn how to begin writing.” The researchers are interested the impact that oral […] read full post >>