Aug 022013
 
Vision Therapy: Is it Worthwhile or Valid?

Return to Questions Q: Is vision therapy valid or does my child need vision therapy? Any advice/experience is appreciated.. My child is six and struggling with reading. Would you get an exam? Answer: Vision therapy may or may not be the issue when a child is struggling with reading. MANY, MANY kids who have difficulty […]

Aug 022013
 

Return to Questions Q: Please give me your opinion about using any of these services: 1) Testing through the school system 2) Pediatrician 3) Neurodevelopment Training Answer: 1. Testing through the school system — This is an “okay” option, but I found our school system’s testing, and many other school systems’ testing, severely lacking in […]

Aug 022013
 
Reading Fluency Activities for Improving Reading Fluency

Reading Fluency Activities and How to Improve Reading Speed Q: How much should I worry about reading speed? Is there a reading fluency program out there that you’d recommend? Or, do you know of any methods to use on a daily basis to slowly improve speed? Measuring Reading Speed When Using Reading Fluency Activities Before beginning […]

Aug 022013
 

Return to Questions Q: My child recently started school and has been struggling. His teacher thinks he should be evaluated for learning problems, and she is having difficulty providing the help he needs. Should I continue to send my child to our public school or transfer him to a private school? Answer: I think it […]

Aug 022013
 
Is my child inelligible for an IEP because my child is making passing grades?

Return to Questions Q: My school says they won’t test my child because she is making passing grades. We think our child needs help. Can we get it? Answer: By IDEA laws (Federal), if anyone “suspects” a child has a disability and requests a comprehensive psychological evaluation in writing, the school MUST evaluate the child […]

Aug 022013
 
When moving, our new district says, "NO!" to special education services.

Return to Questions Q: We just moved and our new school system says our child doesn’t qualify for special services here. IEPs and your child’s disability are covered under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) — See Special Education Programs’ (OSEP’s) IDEA website. Under federal rules, your child has exactly the same federal special education rights […]

Aug 022013
 
Can a child graduate high school with accommodations or modifications?

Return to Questions Q: My child’s teacher says if they provide *any* modifications for my child, she won’t be able to graduate with a regular diploma. Is this true? Answer: There is a fine distinction between modifications and accommodations.. Modifications are changes to the actual content your child is required to learn.  In other words, […]

Aug 022013
 
How do you improve your child's memory and recall of facts?

Return to Questions Q: How do you help your child if she has severe problems with memory and information recall? Answer: Our neuropsychologist recommended using a ‘self-regulating’ memory system which has worked very well for our child. Basically, you put the information (facts) to be remembered into a question/answer format on an index cards.. Put […]