Archives for Learning Needs

Handwriting Without Tears: Frog Jump Gazette

Click on this link to go to the newsletter!  http://www.hwtears.com/newsletter/may2013 Read full article »

What is Dysgraphia?

  Here's a helpful article for teachers and parents from www.ldonline.org: What Is Dysgraphia? By:   National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) (2006) Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Because writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills, saying a student has dysgraphia is not Read full article »

Metacognition: Problem-Solving Skills for ADHD Children

Help your ADD/ADHD child's metacognition with these tips for learning and applying problem-solving skills at school and at home. by ADDitude Editors   Metacognition is the ability to stand back and see oneself when doing a task. You ask yourself, “How am I doing? How did I do?” A young child can change behavior in response to feedback from an adult. A teenager Read full article »

Reading Resources for Children with Special Needs

The United States Department of Education has a tremendous amount of information available for parents of special needs children. http://www.specialednews.com/reading-resources-for-children-with-special-needs.htm To understand the vast amount of types of specials needs look to the Federal Citizen Information Center website. There you will find government and private sources available for parents of special needs children. Special needs include ADHD, Autism, Asperger, Cerebral Palsy, Reading Read full article »

What a difference a diagnosis makes…

Oh my word!!! How much do I love this newly discovered site - www.smartkidswithld.org  ?  This site takes a genuine and honest look at the positive side of a learning difference diagnosis and encourages kids and parents to do the same.  Please do explore it for ideas about open and honest understanding of learning disabilities or differences.  Well worth a Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!