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Dyslexia: Early Warning Signs and Solutions for Parents

For Dyslexia Awareness Month, Learn Early Warning Signs of This Learning Disability

Is your young child struggling with reading? Have you noticed any potential “warning signs” that may indicate a learning disability like dyslexia? Research* shows that one in five people in the United States have some sort of learning disability – yet for many children, the problem remains unidentified and undiagnosed far longer than it should. Experts agree that early detection and intervention is extremely beneficial for children who are showing signs of dyslexia or other learning differences. Continue reading


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Top 10 Things to Know About IEPs

From the National Center for Learning Disabilities: If your child is struggling in school because of a learning disability (LD), an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) might be an option to support his or her K-12 educational needs. Every public school child who receives special education and related services must have an IEP, and it’s hard to understate just how important this document is—it’s the cornerstone of a quality education for many students with disabilities. As a parent, you play a key role at all points in the IEP process, and your knowledge and advocacy can make a big difference in ensuring your child’s success.


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A Teacher’s Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder

Book: A Teacher’s Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder

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Research shows that 20% of all school-age children in the U.S. have problems with sensory integration. However, teachers are given little or no training in how to work with these high needs kids. Finally, here’s a commuter-friendly way to help teachers and other school professionals reach these kids and help them succeed in the classroom. Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of the best selling booksThe Out of Sync Child and The Goodenoughs Get in Sync, interviews expert occupational therapist Stacey Szklut about how to teach children with sensory integration problems. This audio CD set includes narration by public health physician Dr. David Silver.

An audio companion to the book Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration, Carol Kranowitz interviews expert occupational therapist Stacey Szklut and they discuss how to teach children with sensory integration problems.  It is like eavesdropping on two experts sharing sensory secrets!  Finally, here is help for teachers and other school professionals who are trying to reach kids with sensory problems and help them succeed in the classroom, and in life.

Discussion topics include:

  • Understanding why challenges in sensory integration affect learning
  • Learning how to become a good detective of SI dysfunction in the classroom
  • Gaining insight into how sensory integration dysfunction can look like ADD, ADHD or learning disabilities
  • Learning methods for creating effective collaborations between home and school
  • Materials appropriate for preschool through high school teachers and school professionals

For the book, click here.

If you would like to purchase this book, please use the link provided. The cost is the same to you, but The Sensory Spectrum gets a small percentage to allow me to continue offering information about SPD for free. Thanks for your ongoing support!


Shocking Suspension Rates for Students with Disabilities in School

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“For all students with disabilities, regardless of race, over 400 districts suspended 25% or more of these students.”

Shocking Suspension Rates for Students with Disabilities in School

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FREE E-Book: IEP Basics for Parents of Students with Learning Disabilities

What could be better than a book about the IEP Basics? A FREE book! Download this and let us know what you think.

FREE E-Book: IEP Basics for Parents of Students with Learning Disabilities

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