Our handy, easy-to-use and printable forms are designed to make it easier for you to manage your child’s or learning disability, or your own LD. Our most popular checklist, the Interactive LD Checklist, is a helpful guide to determine if an individual shows signs of learning disabilities. Access checklists or worksheets on our website, or print out your own copy.
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It's not always easy to recognize learning disabilities. If you or someone you know displays the signs described in our LD Checklist, it's time to seek additional information or help.The following checklist is designed as a helpful guide and not as a tool to pinp... More >
Just as the school can observe and record your child's behavior at school, you can do the same at home. Take the journalist approach — answer questions, such as who, what, when, and where as they relate to your child's behavior. Don't forget, only record what you see and hear, not y... More >
Use this handy chart to describe specific concerns about your child's problems in school. Organizing your concerns in this way will help you to be more effective in your communications with school personnel as you work together to support your child's academic progress.
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As you and your teen look ahead to college, make sure you’re both aware of key differences between high school and college: special education services and the laws that support and protect those with learning disabilities. There are no IEP’s in college!
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It's critical to keep organized files and/or a notebook about your child's school experiences. Use this checklist as a way to organize your child's school paperwork for important meetings with teachers, counselors, specialists, or administrators.Once completed, attach this document to... More >
Whether you’re working with your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to develop her very first IEP or you’re reviewing her existing IEP, you’ll want to make sure every detail and concern is addressed. Use this comprehensive checklist to determine if your chil... More >
Today’s students in middle school and high school feel a lot of pressure to succeed and achieve at school and in extra-curricular activities. You can help your child by teaching him or her how to set SMART goals, which are:
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As your child makes his or her way through the education system, you'll find yourself attending many, many meetings, especially if your child is struggling in school and/or receiving special education services. What can you do to support the effectiveness of these meetings?
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Are you a college-bound teen who relies on assistive technology (AT) to compensate for your LD or AD/HD? As you prepare for college, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities regarding AT accommodations as a college student. Once on campus, it’ll be up to you to adv... More >
When you’re looking to hire a private tutor to support your child’s educational progress, what kinds of questions should you ask? What bits and pieces of information will help you make a decision about which tutor might best meet your child’s needs and the school’s or teache... More >
Use this checklist to review the summary proposed by your child’s school as part of your child’s transition plan. The specific information that must be included in your child’s summary of performance will vary by state, so be sure to become familiar with your state’s require... More >
Is your child going to be evaluated for a learning disability and eligibility for special education in her public school? If so, you’ll want to know what to expect, such the timeframe for the evaluation and the opportunities available for parent input. To better understand the pro... More >
Parents can take an active role by working with their child’s school to plan the supports and services that will lead to their child’s success after high school. Both parents and students need to make sure that transition planning starts early enough for adequate preparation, wh... More >
After your child’s public school identifies her learning disability, they’ll determine whether or not she’s eligible for special education services. Before a determination meeting takes place, you’ll want to know what to expect, such the school district’s criteria for elig... More >
School visits provide crucial information that will assist you in your choice. Before a visit, do some planning, and focus on the specific needs of your child with learning disabilities. Look at the school’s website, talk to parents of kids who attend the school (and consider attend... More >
Whether you’re applying to a two- or four-year college, there are many important factors to consider. Use the following checklist to help you determine which college will best meet your individual needs, keeping in mind the level of support your learning disability requires.
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