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Tips for parents on helping kids and teens with homework.

Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Teen to Read Every Day

With advances in technology, reading is becoming a lost art. More and more kids are finding other activities to engage in. what can you do to get your teen to read every day? Reading is truly fundamental. Reading texts and instructions requires more than a rudimentary understanding of the English language. Even kids that don’t […]

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Remember, Mistakes are for Learning

It’s not easy to catch a baseball.  Ask any four-year old.  You have to keep your eyes tracking this small object hurtling at you through space, constantly separating the shape and color of the ball from other distracting colors and shapes, meanwhile, moving your hands and arms to match the ball’s arc across the sky […]

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At-Risk Children who Display Self-Regulation of Behavior have Better Academic Performance

A new study to be published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly by Michaella Sektnan reveals that at-risk children who are better able to control their impulsive thoughts and behaviors have better academic performance in reading, mathematics, and vocabulary. Sektnan used data on 1,298 children from birth through the first grade from the National Institute of […]

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Leaving No Child Left Behind

The Obama administration announced yesterday its intention to revise the No Child Left Behind Act which has been in place for nearly 10 years (for more information on the Act, take a look at Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind.)   The Act had its supporters and detractors.  We’d probably all agree that teaching children toward a […]

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When is a learning problem a PROBLEM?

A recent article by Edward Schultz in LDA Newsbriefs concerns new definitions of learning disabilities that must be recognized through the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). This article describes why severe discrepancies between ability and achievement (see below) are no longer required to qualify your child for an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) […]

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