Perspectives For Parents:
Advice & Support from Parents & Caregivers
One Quick Question: How can the school help if my child is having trouble reading?
December 7, 2022
If your child is having trouble reading, their school can help. Watch this video to see how.Read more
Literacy FAQ: How do I help my child learn to read? (video)
October 5, 2022
This 2-minute video discusses the different parts of literacy, how the parts work together, and how you can help your child learn to read.Read more
My child struggles with reading. How do I know if it’s dyslexia?
July 28, 2022
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability but it often goes undiagnosed. Here we talk about what to watch for and what to do if you’re concerned. Narrated by Christina Kozik; Written by the Exceptional Lives TeamRead more
Does my child have dysgraphia? How would I know?
March 30, 2022
Dysgraphia is a learning disability that interferes with a person’s ability to express their ideas in writing. But you may not even know what it is. Here’s what to look for and what to do if your child is struggling. Narrated by Christina Kozik; Written by Julie McIsaacRead more
Literacy FAQ: Where do I start to help my child catch up with reading skills? (video)
September 30, 2021
Watch this 2-minute video to learn some ways to help your child catch up with reading skills.Read more
One Quick Question: How do I help my struggling reader?
September 30, 2021
Watch this 2-minute video from a literacy expert on how to help your child struggling with reading skills such as identifying the areas of challenge.Read more
Literacy FAQ: What can the school do to help if my child is struggling with reading? (Video)
September 30, 2021
Watch this 2-minute video for tips on how to partner with your child’s school to help your child that may be struggling with reading.Read more
Is your child struggling with reading? 6 ways their school can help
September 29, 2021
Many children have reading problems in the early grades, but schools have strategies to help. See these 6 ways the school can help a child struggling with reading.Read more
What is Response to Intervention (RTI) and how can it help if my child struggles in school?
September 27, 2021
Response to intervention is a system schools use to help students who are struggling. If your child has a disability, RTI may help. Here’s what you should know.Read more
Is your child struggling with reading? Here are 5 ways you can help at home.
September 23, 2021
Many children have trouble with reading and literacy. But there are ways you can help at home! See these 5 tips on how to help if your child struggles with reading.Read more
One Quick Question: What are the components of literacy?
September 22, 2021
How do children learn to read? Watch this 2-minute video about the most important early reading skills and how you can help your child gain those skills.Read more
What is Dysgraphia?
September 14, 2021
Dysgraphia is a learning disability that interferes with a person’s ability to express their ideas in writing. Symptoms might include poor spelling, messy handwriting...Read more
My Child is Struggling with Reading…Could it be DYSLEXIA?
August 12, 2021
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability but it often goes undiagnosed. In this blog we talk about the warning signs and how to get a diagnosis.Read more
My child struggles with reading. How can I help?
April 13, 2021
Many children have trouble with reading and literacy. But there are ways to help support them! Here are some tips on how to help a child struggling with reading.Read more
Why are reading and literacy so important?
March 29, 2021
Reading is an important building block in preparing our children for life. Adults with high school level literacy skills get better jobs and are healthier than those with lower skills. It may surprise you to learn how well you need to read to take on the challenges of daily life. The importance of reading may…Read more
Ask the Attorney: How Can I Tell If My Child is Making Progress if He is Still Reading Below Grade Level?
August 24, 2017
The IEP team will measure your child’s progress based on whether he meets the goals in that year’s IEP. That said, it is important to make sure those goals are measurable. You will often see phrases like, “The student must read 10 words correctly in 2 of 3 trials with 80% accuracy.” It’s not…Read more
Romper’s “11 Children’s Books to Understand Learning Disabilities”
September 12, 2016
Understanding diversity can be a tough concept for kids, especially if they have not met many other kids that are different. Romper.com, a news and motherhood site, recently shared their list of "11 Children's Books That Help Kids Understand Learning Disabilities". Reading these books with your children - whether they have a disability or not - can…Read more