4 English and Social Studies Tools You Should Consider

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One of the questions we hear most often from parents of students with learning disabilities that we tutor is “how can I help my student work independently and with less frustration in an English or Social Studies class?”

Keeping clear notes, maintaining organization and developing strong essays are all critical skills for these subjects, and can be areas where students with learning disabilities struggle the most.

As in previous App reviews, we go over four digital tools we think can help give our students a leg up in their English and Social Studies classes.…

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Tales of Tutoring Success: Stacey’s Story

Editor’s Note: Anne is a tutor with FocusedLD and  a certified  English and Social Studies teacher in the Massachusetts high school system. She has  a passion for helping students with learning disabilities, having earned a learning disabilities teaching certificate in 2002.
In this guest blog she recounts her success in helping one of her tutoring students, Stacey, who had been diagnosed with ADHD.

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Stacey W. was diagnosed with moderate-to-severe ADHD shortly after entering Grade 3. Throughout the next seven years, she continued to struggle with her English classes.…

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Create a Winning Team to Help Your Student Succeed

Adjusting to a new school year with new teachers, classmates and schedules is always difficult, but for students with learning disabilities these changes can be extra stressful.

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As the hustle and bustle of the new year beginning dies down, this is the time to build an effective education support team that will make starting the new term easier and enhance your student’s opportunity for a successful year.

1. Fill in the gaps for teachers with a brief information package

Whether your student is staying in the same school and moving up a grade,or  is making the transition to middle or high school or is moving to a new school, you are your student’s most important advocate and source of information and insights about them.…

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Get Ahead of the Curve With Online Tutoring

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Like many things in our increasingly connected and networked world, learning in America is going digital.  Over 4,000,000 U.S. students are enrolled in some form of digital or online learning.

Online tutoring can be especially helpful for students with learning disabilities like dyslexia and dyscalculia, as well as students with learning challenges like ADD/ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Here are four reasons why students with learning disabilities and their parents should consider taking advantage of this major change in the American educational system.…

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Preparing an Effective Study Space for Your Student

Making sure your student has a productive study area in the home is essential to helping them be able to do the best work possible. When they come home from school, they need a good area they can use to sit, do homework and study. A designated, familiar space is especially important for students with learning disabilities, since they can benefit the most from routine and structure.

With the school year upon us again, here are a few tips we think can help you set up a creative, dynamic work area for your student.…

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3 Great Android Apps You Should Consider For Your LD Student

New tools and apps are making learning easier than ever for students with learning disabilities. Summer is the perfect time to see how these can benefit your student before facing the pressures of a new school year.

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As an online tutoring company that works one on one with students with learning disabilities, we want to help parents of LD students become more  aware of the educational help that these games and tools apps can provide.

In a previous blog entry, we looked at 3 Apple IOS apps  particularly helpful for LD students.…

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3 Great IOS Apps You Should Consider For Your LD Student

Each week sees the introduction of new inexpensive tools and apps that are making learning easier for students with learning disabilities.

 Summer can be a great time to try some of these free or inexpensive  apps to see how they can benefit your student without the pressures of a new school year.

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As an online tutoring company that works one on one with students with learning disabilities, we think it’s important that parents of LD students be aware of the educational help that these games and tools apps can provide.  

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Dealing with Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is becoming a digital epidemic in America and kids with learning disabilities are much more likely than their peers to be victims .

Although up to 87% of teens using the internet have witnessing cyberbullying behavior in 2014,most don’t know what to do if they become victims themselves.

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Previous articles in this series have explained what cyberbullying is and shown what signs to look for in a child that might be being bullied.


Even if your child has not been bullied online, we feel that it is  important that both you and your child know how to work together to handle a cyber bully. 

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Cyberbullying and LD Students: Spot the Warning Signs

With summer in full swing, chances are your kids are spending lots more time online. 

At FocusedLD, we know that while the internet can be a great tool for learning, source of  entertainment and positive social interaction, the extra time your child spends online can put them at greater risk of being victimized by cyberbullying.

 As we discussed in our previous article, 43% of kids have reported being bullied online and those with learning disabilities are far more likely to be victimized than their peers. 

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Cyberbullying and LD Students: What You Need to Know

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It’s hard to be a parent in the digital age.

Our kids are digital natives. They probably know more about the Internet than we do, use all kinds of technology and apps we’ve never heard of and, with the rise of mobile technology, can stay in contact with their friends 24/7.

There’s simply no way to keep kids off the web, or to keep smartphones out of their hands. With all the beneficial tools and information out there, there’s little reason to.…

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