This question—how can I help my child at home?—plagues many parents. When the McCormick’s tried to teach Ryan to sound-out words and answer questions about what he read, he snapped at them, pushed the book across the table, and threw a temper tantrum. When the Asher’s...

A key component in good instructional strategies includes motivational techniques. Anita Woolfolk (2004), a key educator and researcher in the area of student engagement, defines motivation as “an internal state that arouses, directs, and maintains behavior” (p. 350)....

March 2, 2010

In developing individualized educational plans (IEPs) for students, federal regulations require an annual review of the program, and further require that parents be contributing members of the IEP team. Depending on the size of the school district, annual review meetin...

Reading Disabilities: Beating the Odds
By Howard Margolis and Gary G. Brannigan
2009, New Jersey: Reading 2008 and Beyond, 301 pages.

It is no secret that reading difficulties cause a great deal of anguish. Teachers are perplexed about what to do in the classroom, paren...

March 2, 2010

Although the observable characteristics of children with learning disabilities (LD) in a classroom situation become more prevalent in elementary school contexts, preschool and kindergarten teachers often report behavioral tendencies among children who have been identif...

March 2, 2010

It’s a pretty simple concept, really. What can be thought can be spoken. What can be spoken can be written. What can be written can be read. What can be read can be understood. In this way, thinking is communicated. It is revised. It is made public; shared. One way to...

March 2, 2010

Solving real world word problems in math is one of the harder topics for students to learn regardless of ability or grade level. Word problems typically require students to comprehend information presented in a collection of sentences or embedded within a paragraph or...

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