Finding the right book for your child

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It can be hard to get a struggling learner to read, especially if he or she is contending with a learning disability, attention deficit disorder, or other learning problem. Scholastic offers a book wizard tool online. You can enter a title or a subject to find a particular book. If you child liked one book, you […]

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Being gifted is a special need

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Even if you don’t think of your child as gifted, gifted education resources can help you unlock your child’s passions, and revive a discouraged learner. It can be hard to tell if a child with special needs is gifted; in fact some learning disabilities are masked by giftedness. So everyone should check out these resources. […]

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Software and technology tools

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My local Virginia support group, GiftsNVA, had the privilege of hearing Joan Green. Joan helps parents find software and other tech tools to help their special children. Joan’s newest book is out, The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education. This gold mine of resources includes technology to improve verbal expression, to improve auditory comprehension, and […]

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Math Links

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ALEKS online math instruction is offering a free two-month trial, thanks for my friends at Home Educating Family Magazine. Several homeschoolers have found this helpful for young students and teens. My favorite website for help teaching math is Chris Woodin’s. He is one of the nation’s experts on teaching math to children with challenges. A teacher at […]

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Choosing assistive technology carefully

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Joan L. Green, author of The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation, wrote a useful article on the need for care in choosing appropriate assistive technology, in her new article, “The World of Apps- They keep on coming!” Among other things, she illustrates the complexities of choosing […]

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