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Talking to your child about learning disabilities (LD)

My neighbor's son, a second grader, was just found eligible to receive special education services for a specific learning disability (LD) in reading. His Mom called me to find out what resources I could recommend to help her talk with her son and her family about LD. As I gathered resources for her, I thought I'd share them with you too.

Peering inside the brain

Don't you love when you finally have a moment to read something that's been on your desk for two months? I had that experience today when I finally read The Reading Leader from the Haskins Literacy Initiative.

Dyslexia: A primer

I love the Florida Center for Reading Research. The center is directed by Barbara Foorman and Joe Torgesen. And no one that works there must need sleep! They're always cranking out really good reports and publications. It's one of the first places I go when researching something.

Tax Benefits for Families of Children with LD

Did you know that families of children with learning disabilities may be eligible for some valuable tax benefits? There are also tax benefits for families of children with ADHD or other physical, mental, or emotional impairments. According to an article on SchwabLearning, 15-30 percent of families with a child with disabilities have one or more unclaimed tax benefits.

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"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them." — Neil Gaiman