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How Tutoring Helps Kids in Crisis
Tutoring can be a valuable resource for families and children struggling with learning loss and ongoing mental health struggles as it provides them with a supportive environment in which they can work on their academic goals while also receiving guidance and support from a trusted adult.
A Parent’s Guide to an IEP
IEPs are a valuable tool for students who need them, but they are not the right fit for everyone. Throughout the disability evaluation process, remember that the end goal is to get your child the services they need, regardless of whether it is through an IEP, a 504 Plan, or another option outside of the special education system.
Activities to Increase Your Child’s Attention Span at Home
In our digital world with many distractions, many children’s attention spans are shorter than they need to be for school and effective learning. Here's the good news: improving attention span is possible. Here are a few.
How Does Screen Time Affect Your Child’s Learning?
Today’s children spend a lot of time on smartphones and computers, leaving many parents to wonder about the impact of all that screen time. So how exactly does screen time affect your child's learning and development?
How to Know if Your Child Needs an IEP
Many students need individualized help from time to time, but for certain students, that help might be more specific and defined by an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The IEP is a required document for students who receive special education services.
Identifying Learning Disabilities Early
If you know that your child is experiencing learning difficulties, it’s important to not ignore the signs. Here are a few things to watch for when your child is young that could be signs of learning disabilities or other learning issues.
The Role Working Memory Plays in Learning
In school, your child relies on their memory to learn. But there are different types of memory that come into play during different situations. How do children use working memory in school?
Tips for Students Headed Back to School
There are lots of things parents can do during the final weeks of summer to help their children prepare. A little mental preparation and some simple planning ahead can help children get off to the best start possible.
Confronting Lingering Learning Issues: What to Do to Help Your Child
Even the best of students will find some subjects or concepts difficult, but when an academic issue becomes bigger or seems to be affecting your child for an extended period of time, it’s best not to ignore it. Here are a few tips on how to help your child confront lingering learning issues that simply aren’t going away on their own.
What is an IEP vs. a 504 Plan?
If you have a student with unique learning needs or a learning disability, you’ve probably heard of the Individualized Education Plan, better known as the IEP, and the Section 504 plan. Both the IEP and the 504 plan are intended to help students with disabilities succeed in the classroom, but parents often want to know how exactly.