New Math: A Guide for Parents

“Are you confused by unfamiliar-looking math problems in your child’s homework? The approach to teaching math concepts has changed in recent years. The goal is to help kids gain a deeper understanding. Many of the new methods are taken from several Common Core–based curriculums. “

What My Daughter With Dyslexia Taught Me About Learning to Read

“I also realized that I needed to change my own attitude as a parent and a teacher. I started to open my mind to the fact that some children, even though they may be very bright, learn to read differently. I began to think about why parents accept or reject their child’s learning and attention issues. All of this changed the way I approached reading and teaching reading.”

Understanding My Son’s Dysgraphia Helped Me Advocate for Him | What I Wish I’d Known Sooner

“I’ve been trying to meet the challenges of my son’s dysgraphia for nearly a decade. I know I can’t “fix” his handwriting. But by understanding his struggles, I am able to be his advocate.”

Self-Regulation Skills in Children

It can be easy to confuse self-regulation with self-control. The two are related, but they’re not the same. Self-control is primarily a social skill. Kids use it to keep their behavior, emotions and impulses in check.

Self-regulation is a different sort of skill. It allows kids to manage their emotions, behavior and body movement when they’re faced with a situation that’s tough to handle. And it allows them to do that while still staying focused and paying attention.

Brain Differences Between Dyslexia and Dysgraphia | In the News

“We already know that when engaged in reading tasks, certain parts of the brain work differently in people who have dyslexia and those who don’t. Brain scans have shown that. Now, a new study shows there are also brain differences between people with dyslexia and those with dysgraphia.”

Endrew F. Case Decided: Supreme Court Rules on IEP Benefit

“The Supreme Court ruled today that Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) must give kids with disabilities more than a de minimis, or minimal, educational benefit. The ruling could have a big effect on school services for kids with learning and attention issues.”