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Dyslexia Law

FINALLY...the state of New Jersey passed a Dyslexia bill that now mandates all k-2 teachers to receive professional development hours on Dyslexia.  That means, your child's teachers must learn about Dyslexia.  They must understand that this is a language based reading disability and they must be able to recognize the characteristics of Dyslexia.  They must learn that Dyslexia does not mean a student reverses letters.  Dyslexia is language based....it is the way a person processes the sounds they hear and how they attach those sounds to symbols.  Without proper treatment and instruction a child with Dyslexia cannot learn to read.  If schools wait until third or fourth grade...it is too late! Although this law was passed last year, many districts are slowly adhering to it.  The law has two parts...not only is every teacher required to learn about Dyslexia; but the second part states that all students who demonstrate any warning signs of Dyslexia...must be evaluated by the first half of second grade.  That IS the law.  Any teachers or doctors who tell you to wait...are not adhering to this law.  Do not wait...call Learn2Love*Love2Learn today!  Dyslexia will not go away on its own.  It must be accurately diagnosed and can be treated...the earlier, the better. 

Help for Homework Hell

Most parents of grade school children spend their after school hours hustling from one activity to the next.  Whether it be gymnastics, soccer practice, CCD, Brownies, or playdates, parents and children have very hectic weekday schedules.  Somewhere during that time parents must also find time for homework.  For many children this can be done independently while parents are cooking dinner or even in the car waiting for another sibling...however, for many children this cannot be done independently.

When Students Advocate for Themselves

When will students start advocating for themselves?  That is the million dollar question.  Some students begin telling teachers what they need as early as elementary school.  Others still have a hard time advocating for themselves in high school and beyond.  When this happens, depends not only on the child...but also on the disability.  It seems as though students with a physical disability such as a hearing loss, begin advocating for themselves earliest.  Perhaps the child does not have any shame or embarrassment regarding the physical impairment.

Back To School IEP Reminders

Even though all of your child's teachers are responsible for reading and understanding your child's IEP...do not take any chances.  Prior to the new school year send an email to all of your child's teachers (including spanish, gym, art, music, etc.) to introduce yourself, your child, and your child's IEP.  Many parents feel they do not want to bother the teacher or appear to be a pushy parent.  When you have a child with a disabling condition, such as ADHD or a hearing loss or any other learning disability, it is your job to advocate on their behalf.

20% off learning evaluations in AUGUST

Schedule a learning evaluation for child by August 1 and save 20%.  Call 201 370-2248 to make an appointment today! An accurate assessment is the first step to finding the best treatment for your child's learning weaknesses. 

When Teachers Have Favorites...

When teachers pick favorite students...no one benefits.  Actually, research shows that ALL of the students suffer when a teacher picks a favorite student.  This type of inappropriate teacher behavior is a form of bullying. In my opinion, teachers who choose a favorite student and then treat that student differently...fit the definition of "a bully" themselves.   This creates anxiety in students as well.  At first, the 'favorite' child might like the special attention.

Why won't my child go for EXTRA HELP?

If I had a dollar for every meeting that I sat in, where the teacher said, "but he doesn't come for extra help"; then I would be rich!  Telling a student with ADHD to go for extra help, is like telling a deaf person to hear.  The steps involved in going for extra help...are all weaknesses of the ADHD student.  Executive Functioning....planning...short-term memory...organizing their schedule to attend...knowing when extra help is offered...knowing what to do if the teacher isn't in the room when they get there.

Study Guides Level the Playing Field for Students with ADHD and dyslexia

Students who have difficulty in school benefit from completed study guides for tests and quizzes.  Whether the student has dyslexia or ADHD, a completed study guide can help.  For the dyslexic student, taking accurate notes is a challenge.  First of all, they have to retain the auditory information long enough to write it down.  Then they have to write it fast enough to ensure they don't miss additional information from the teacher.  We know that dyslexic students have difficulty writing quickly.

Frustrated with general ed teachers

As more and more students with learning disabilities are placed in general education classes, general education teachers need to learn the difference between accommodations and modifications.  This is especially true for middle school and high school students.  In core subjects, there is often an in-class special education teacher present.  Not only does this benefit the students, but also the general education teacher....and it is not only because there is an extra teacher.  The special education teacher actually teaches the general education teacher (when they are willing to learn) about the types of modifications that students benefit from.

Spring Special 10% off Evaluations

Spring is here and another school year will soon be coming to an end.  This is the perfect time to schedule an educational evaluation for your child.  Each school year you meet with your child's teacher approximatetly two times for fifteen minutes.  You can probably remember every word the teacher said to describe your child from every teacher conference you ever had.  Why is this?  It's because this is information about YOUR child.  There is nothing more important to you.
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