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A Parent’s Perspective—Tools for the High School Student with LD

Written by NCLD Editors

In this audio podcast, Salle, the mother of a high school student with Aphasia, discusses the LEAD (Learning and Education about Disabilities) program at her daughter Hillary’s school. Salle credits the program with helping her daughter develop the crucial tools necessary to succeed: self-advocacy , self-knowledge and self esteem. In spite of dire predictions from … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Tools for the High School Student with LD

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A Parent’s Perspective—Twenty Years Later

Written by Gloria from New Jersey, Parent Contributor

In this Parent Perspective, Gloria, the mother of a student with learning disabilities, shares some of the lessons she learned as she was weaving her way through the “special education maze.” Gloria suggests that a child with LD is an opportunity for both parents and teachers to get creative and try something new. What have … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Twenty Years Later

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A Parent’s Perspective—Why My Son Attended His Own IEP Meetings

Written by NCLD Editors

In this audio podcast, Ilise, the mother of student with multiple learning disabilities discusses why she felt that her son Jay needed to attend every IEP meeting. She felt that If he was going to understand what was happening in his education, he had to be part of the process, and couldn’t imagine a successful … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Why My Son Attended His Own IEP Meetings

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A Parent’s Perspective—Setting Goals and Planning for the Transition to College

Written by Monica from New York, Parent Contributor

This podcast features Vincent J. Varrassi M.A., LDT-C, Campus Director, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck Campus and Karen Golembeski, NCLD’s Assistant Director of Educational Programs. Mr. Varrassi discusses the planning necessary to ensure a successful transition from high school to college for students with learning disabilities. Topics … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Setting Goals and Planning for the Transition to College

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