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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5 Reasons to Consider Summer Tutoring

Ah, summer. The sun is shining, it’s warm outside, sprinklers are keeping the grass green and the air is filled with the sound of birds chirping and children playing in the street.

In fact, it’s about that time of year where you’re starting to make plans to keep your kids busy, entertained and…learning?

Yes, learning.

During the summer, kids can lose up to 3 months of academic skills, particularly in math and reading. Since school subjects are usually cumulative, learning loss can make gaining ground next year even harder.…

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5 Tips for Dealing with Disappointing Report Card Results

It’s that time of year again: report card season.

Student with learning disabilities can sometimes bring home a report card that just doesn’t reflect their potential. It can lower their self-esteem and cause endless arguments at home.  

If you are a parent and you don’t think your child’s report card reflects their capabilities, here are 5 tips we think will help make things easier and more constructive for you and your student.

 

1. Set a good example – stay cool.

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