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Understanding Attention Challenges: A Must-Read for Teachers and Parents

Jessica Beder, Noodle.com

In life, there may be nothing worse than feeling like you’re on the outside.

Old or young, professionally or personally, the yearning to be accepted is among the most natural of all human emotions. It affects the development of our personal identities and often dictates how we measure our self-worth.

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The National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is a useful resource for all people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The mission of NCLD is to empower parents, enable young adults, transform schools, and create policy and advocacy impact.

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50 Questions about Learning Disabilities

Parents of children with Learning Disabilities (LD) are often faced with many questions. What are the warning signs of LD? How can I get my child tested? What is an IEP? The National Center on Learning Disabilities has asked some of the top LD experts to respond to these questions and many more in 50 Questions About LD: An E-Book for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. This informative resource addresses issues that directly affect your child at school, at home, and in the workplace.

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WrightsLaw Resources for Twice Exceptional Children

Twice-exceptional children are gifted children of above average abilities who have special educational needs, such as ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, etc. Because their giftedness can mask their special needs and their special needs can hide their giftedness, they are often labeled as “lazy” and “unmotivated.”  The Wrightslaw website includes articles, resources, book recommendations, free publications, and a short list of information and support groups about twice exceptional children.

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WrightsLaw Resources for ADD/ADHD

Questions abound from parents, teachers, and health care providers about special education services for children with ADD/ADHD. The WrightsLaw website includes FAQs, articles, legal resources, book recommendations, free publications, and a short list of information and support groups.

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Students with Developmental Delay

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) provides states with the discretion of adopting developmental delay (DD) as an additional categorical option for students. Maryland establishes the age range of three (3) through nine (9) years of age for the use of the DD option.  Read more.