As the days get longer, it’s time to look forward to summer… and even begin thinking (a little!) about next school year. Read on for a collection of recent articles from newspapers and blogs that will help you think about summer plans for your child with learning disabilities (LD), consider new forms of assistive technology to help your child in school, and hear an inspiring story from a young actress who has overcome not only the struggles of LD but being bullied at school.
Summer camp can be a right of passage for children and teenagers, but it may also present special challenges for children with learning disabilities (LD). In recent years, camps designed especially for children with LD have been developed. These camps offer staff who are knowledgeable about LD, programs to help with social skills, and an accepting environment where young people with LD get to know others who face the same struggles. Read this article to learn more about what a specialized camp could offer your child with LD.
Using assistive technology (AT) to overcome some of the challenges of learning disabilities is not a new idea. But the increasing popularity of gadgets like eReaders, tablet computers, and smartphones is making assistive technology more widely available and exciting for young learners. This article profiles the use of AT tools at a private school in South Carolina, where students access course texts on Kindles and teachers use iPads to instantly check student understanding. Read on to learn more about the possibilities for students with LD offered by new technology.
Bella Thorne is known as the teenage star of the Disney Channel show Shake It Up!, but her life has not always been filled with the glitz and glamour of being a celebrity. Thorne has dyslexia, and was bullied at school because of her struggle with reading. Check out this article for Thorne’s advice for young people with dyslexia, and learn more about her desire to get involved to stop bullying.
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