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Things I Wish Parents of LD Students Knew

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Parents know their children best; however, the diagnosis of a learning disorder can make some feel like they might not have a total grasp on who their child is, or what makes them tick. Although having a child with a learning disability can be challenging, keeping the following things in mind will be helpful not only to parents, but their children as well.

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Managing Downtime for Teens at Boarding School

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This article will discuss what schools (and students) are doing to proactively manage downtime on campus during the year, a well-known catalyst for problem behaviors, particularly in students with learning disabilities.

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What Is a “Disorder of Written Expression” and How Do I Help My Child?

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Disorder of written expression, often conflated with “dysgraphia” (which we will cover later), is a phrase used to describe students who have difficulty with the conceptual aspects of writing; for example, issues that extend beyond handwriting or sentence formulation.

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Tips for Getting “Nonwriters” to Write

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What is a “nonwriter?” When we use the term, we typically mean a student who can write, but who detests it and avoids it at all costs. Why are some students such big fans of writing while others aren’t, and how can we encourage “nonwriters” to write? We’ll cover that below.

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Is Boarding School Right for My Child?

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It’s a difficult decision for many parents to send their children to boarding school. This decision can be even more daunting when your child has been identified with a learning disability and you have spent years as his or her most consistent and outspoken advocate. Nonetheless, the questions are there. Is it the best thing for the student? Who will make sure the student is getting the help they need? Will they/we be happy with this decision? Is it worth the financial investment? These are very real considerations for families, and by sharing the benefits of boarding school, we hope to dispel some of the fear and apprehension of this decision, and see it as a tangible and hope-filled opportunity.      

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IEP—How to Get It Done

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Developing an individualized education program (IEP) for your child can be an extremely overwhelming task. There are many different methods, models, and recommendations suggesting the best way to go about it.

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How to Get Your Child More Engaged with Learning

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It has long been a fact of life that some people are naturally curious in the classroom, are voracious readers, and possess inquisitive, restless minds. There are equally capable and bright people who don’t have the same innate love of learning, but who must go through the motions nonetheless.

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Tips for Getting Students to Put Themselves “Out There”

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“Putting yourself out there” isn’t easy, even as an adult. The challenge is even more difficult in adolescence, when everything seems more amplified and the stakes much higher.

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How to Help Boarding School Students with Learning Disabilities Transition from Middle School to High School

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The transition from middle school to high school is never an easy one, especially if that high school is a boarding school. Even more, transitioning to a school for students with learning disabilities can sometimes seem more challenging because of the unknown.  

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Tips for Transitioning Back to Boarding School

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What is Learning Diversity about?

Learning Diversity is a blog hosted by Eagle Hill School where educators, students, and other members of the LD community regularly contribute posts and critical essays about learning and living in spaces that privilege the inevitability of human diversity.

The contributors of Learning Diversity come together to engage our readers from a variety of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, biological sciences and mathematics, athletics, and residential life. Embracing learning diversity means understanding and respecting our students as whole persons.

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