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Debunking Myths About Learning Disabilities

Just as all students are different, all students also learn differently. However, for some students, these differences make it more difficult for them to achieve academic success in a school setting. They may have difficulty reading, writing, performing mathematical calculations, or other skills. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines a learning disability as […]

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How to Best Prepare for Your Child’s IEP Meeting

Attending Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings is one of the important ways that you help guide and monitor your child’s progress in school. The more you know about IEPs, the more you can contribute to a positive, constructive conversation with your child’s team at school. Being prepared can help you go into the meeting feeling […]

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The Role of Paraprofessionals

What a Paraprofessional does to help special needs students.As I’m sure you know, special education is quite a bit different from the standard classroom environment. Teachers use a wide variety of materials, including multi-sensory and hands-on learning activities to help each child to reach his or her full academic potential. And, importantly, students require more […]

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Harbor Benefits of Preschool for Special Needs Population

The Benefits of Special Needs PreschoolProviding opportunities for special needs students to attend preschool programs has demonstrated positive results for children, their families, and society. An analysis of data [GV1] by the Early Childhood Outcomes Center found over 75 percent of children who participate in special education preschool programs and services show “greater than expected […]

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For Parents: Stay Strong!

You are not alone during these challenging times.As a stepparent of a developmentally delayed son with autism, I don’t mind telling you I am struggling right now. The network of services we used to rely on to manage his care and education, from at-home ABA therapy to schooling to one blissful week of sleepaway summer […]

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