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What you can say instead.
An expert on dysgraphia weighs in on what comments can hurt a child with this disorder and what to say instead.
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It's a two-step process.
Read how to find out if your child is eligible for special education. Learn about independent educational evaluations and IEP programs for your child.
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Beware of educational impact" decisions. Just because your child is on honor roll, doesn't mean that accommodations aren't necessary. Don't give up. Talk to teachers for recommendations.
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Perspectives and helpful tips from kids who've been there.
Making friends and keeping friends can be tough for some kids with learning and attention issues. In this video, teens share the strategies that worked for them.
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Did you miss our Dyslexia Understood live event, or would you like to watch it again? Find out what our panelists shared said, and what it means for your family.
What's the latest on brain science and dyslexia, or the strengths of the dyslexic mind? Watch the video of the panel discussion "Dyslexia Understood."
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If your teen blames bad behavior on learning and attention issues, what can you? http://u.org/1IHHzb2
Get expert advice on how to handle a teen who blames his bad behavior on having a learning disability.
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Many gifted children also have learning or attention issues. But if they’re doing well in school, their issues may not be recognized.
The Department of Education recently reminded schools that twice-exceptional students are entitled to special education services, too.
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Your other kids may want to know more about their sibling's learning and attention issues. These tips can help you figure out how to respond—and support all your children.
Are you comfortable talking with your other kids about your child's learning or attention issues? Here's what to consider and how to make the talk easier.
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Find out how dyscalculia can affect everyday tasks—like reading a map or making a phone call—in surprising ways.
As middle school and everyday life demand more math skills from your child, the symptoms of dyscalculia can become more apparent. Here’s what you might see.
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Neil explains it firsthand.
Learn more about sensory processing issues, how it feels to have sensory processing disorder and what can help. A child explains what it's like in this video.
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He talks about the struggles. But he also admires his son’s confidence, talent and sense of humor.
Actor Michael Douglas shares his experiences raising a child with dyslexia and what he wishes every parent knew.
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Summer's a great time to encourage your child to express his or her creativity. One great way to do that is to write for fun.
What can you do at home to make your reluctant writer more willing to write? Here are some low-key strategies to try.
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Talking, but not really connecting. Strong in reading and spelling, but challenged to explain the meaning of what he or she has read. How to make sense of what you see in your child.
Symptoms of nonverbal learning disabilities can seem contradictory (such as being very talkative but unable to hold a conversation). See five confusing signs.
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A comprehensive online resource for parents of kids with learning & attention issues
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Understood.org is a comprehensive online resource for parents of kids with learning & attention issues that provides clear answers, simple tools, and ongoing support so they can help their children thrive in school, at home, and in life.

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