It’s that time of year again! Students across the country are preparing to return to the classroom. Check out this roundup of recent newspaper and blog articles for inspiration, food for thought, and tips for a successful school year.
Home-School Collaboration for Students with Learning Disabilities Psych Central Parent involvement is key to student success, but learning disabilities can pose an additional challenge to home-school communication and collaboration. Read this article for tips on what parents of children with LD can do to strengthen the home-school connection.
Computerized Pen Helps Students with Disabilities in Unexpected Ways UC Berkeley Considering new assistive technology for yourself or your child this school year? Check out this article featuring the ways a pen reader has been a helpful tool for UC Berkeley students with LD.
College Preparation Checklist US Department of Education The back to school time is a perfect time to make sure you or your child are on track to pursue postsecondary education. This checklist from the US Department of Education is for students of all ages and parents of elementary and secondary school students. It includes a “to do” list, starting with elementary school, to help students and their families prepare academically and financially for education beyond high school.
Human Factor: A Bridge from Dyslexia CNN Ben Foss is the Executive Director of Disability Rights Advocates, the inventor of the Intel Reader, and holds JD and MBA degrees from Stanford University. He has achieved such success, he writes, “because I have integrated my disability, dyslexia, not because I overcame it.” Read his story for inspiration for the coming school year.