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Articles containing: accommodations

What is Working Memory?

September 11, 2018

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The ability to have and recall memories is what makes us unique individuals. Each of us has a distinct and irreplaceable store of information that affects our feelings, perceptions, and opinions. In general, memory is our ability to use information from the past in the present.

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Dyslexia: Transitioning from High School to College

July 10, 2018

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This blog is the fourth in a series on dyslexia. Topics previously addressed include Dyslexia 101, understanding treatment, and school accommodation options available.

Sarah was an outgoing and bright teenager in her senior year at a public high school.

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What is a Disorder of Written Expression?

March 27, 2018

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Paul was a frustrated 6th grader. He had always thought of himself as smart – and in fact was the best reader in his class. But when it came time to write about what he’d read, he fell apart. First, it was difficult for him to organize his thoughts.

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Dyslexia 102: Understanding Treatment

November 28, 2017

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This blog is the second in a series on dyslexia. Topics to be addressed further in include accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to life, school, etc. following diagnosis.

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Dyslexia 101

July 13, 2017

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This blog is the first in a series on dyslexia. Topics to be addressed further in include treatment for dyslexia, accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to life, school, etc. following diagnosis.

Sharon was a 2nd grader who was struggling with learning to read.

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My Child Had An Evaluation Through The School And I Disagree With The Results – What Now?

August 23, 2016

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If you’re a parent who is concerned that your child may have a learning or attentional challenge, there are a couple of routes you can take. You can get a private evaluation by a psychologist who works in a private practice or hospital setting, or you can request an evaluation through your local school system.

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What Is An Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

February 23, 2016

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Billy was a second grader who was having difficulty reading. He was thus evaluated through his public school system to see if he was eligible to receive special education services. Upon his completion of a series of tests, Billy was identified as having a reading disability; this diagnosis entitled him to special education services.

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Pros And Cons Of A Private Clinic Versus Public School Evaluation

September 10, 2015

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Christopher had a tough third grade year.  He struggled to pay attention, had difficulty reading his assignments, and was never able to finish his homework on time.  At various points throughout the school year, his teacher asked his parents to get him “evaluated”—either through the school system, or by a private clinic.

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What To Know About Getting Your Child SAT/ACT Accommodations

November 4, 2013

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The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) are important tests for students hoping to go to college.  If you have a high school student with a learning disability (such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, disorder of written expression) or ADHD, you might be wondering if they can—or should—receive extended time on tests.

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When Is Getting A Firm Diagnosis Important?

September 18, 2013

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Stephen’s parents were worried.  Stephen was an active 7-year-old who was having trouble learning to read, and staying seated in class.  Now that he was in second grade, he was having trouble completing homework.

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