Academic

7 tips for meeting with your child’s school

These 7 tips for meeting with your child’s school will help you get the best results for your child! Make sure you follow each one. 1. Prepare Keep a folder of all your child’s professional reports, school reports, emails, meeting notes etc. Keeping everything in one place will mean you can draw out important notes easily under pressure. Highlight reports or scores you have for your child, especially those you haven’t …

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How to choose a whole school spelling program

How do you choose a whole school spelling program?? Let’s be honest, teaching spelling explicitly has kind of fallen out of fashion in recent years.   For a while there, we all got a little obsessive about writing composition. But word knowledge skills inform overall composition.   Some of these skill areas include; vocabulary grammar punctuation sentence construction paragraphing linking, text structure and last, but definitely not least… SPELLING.   …

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Choosing someone to assess your child for Dyslexia

If you’ve been concerned about your child’s reading or school achievement, you’ve probably spent nights and weekends trolling the internet, trying to make sense of the wealth of information that’s out there looking for the right help. Your gut has probably been telling you something is not quite right with your child’s school success, and now you think it’s time to investigate further. If you’re like most of the parents …

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Free Sample IEP Template – What is an Individual Education Program (IEP)?

An Individual Education Program (IEP) is a legal document designed to support children with disabilities and specific learning difficulties so that they may experience school success more in line with their peers. An IEP is intended to support the psychosocial, emotional, and cognitive development of the child in an integrated and holistic way. An IEP usually includes; a summary of the child’s current strengths and needs accommodations the child needs to …

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Dyslexia friendly schools – 10 essential questions for prospective schools

Looking for learning difference/dyslexia friendly schools? Here are some must ask questions to help you pick the right dyslexia friendly school for your child. Before attending your meeting, do a bit of background research. The more you know about dyslexia, teacher education programs and intervention programs, the more targeted you can be with your questions and the better you will understand the answers. There are some excellent Facebook support groups for …

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