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Before Special Ed: How Pre-Referral Works

The pre-referral process can help determine if your child needs special education services.

Special Considerations for Evaluating ELL Students for LD

When an English Language Learner is being tested for a learning disability, the evaluation should contain certain high-quality features.

IDEA 2004 Close Up: The Individualized Education Program (IEP)

If your child is in special education, you'll want to understand how the current Individuals with Disabilities Education Act impacts your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Raising a Teacher's Awareness About LD and AD/HD - Parents as Educators

Read an expert's practical tips for helping a teacher understand and support your child's learning needs.

Evaluating educational software for children with LD: What parents need to know

Learn how to be a wise consumer of educational software advertised as being effective for kids with learning disabilities.

Helping Struggling Students Who Don't Qualify for Special Services

Even if your child doesn't qualify for special education services, she may continue to struggle in school. Learn how to identify the underlying causes of her difficulty so you can support her.

Pen Pal Projects Mix Learning and Fun For Kids with Special Needs

Kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy corresponding with a pen pal. Find out how to get started.

Kids with Special Needs and Your Career - Making Hard Choices

One mother offers helpful, real-life tips for harried parents who work outside the home while raising kids with special needs.

Marriage under pressure: when your child has special needs

When the whole family is caught up in the whirlwind of life with a child with LD, it's easy to neglect your marriage. This article offers coping skills for couples.

After Five Years in Special Ed, My Child Is Still Behind

My oldest child has ADHD and dyslexia. He is in fourth grade and repeated first grade. He is behind in all of his classes, in reading the most. I had a meeting with one of his teachers last week and found out that he is...