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LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.

The executive functions all serve a command and control function; they can be viewed as the conductor of all cognitive skills. Executive functions help you manage life tasks of all types. For example, executive functions let you organize a trip, a research project, or a paper for school. Learn more in this introductory article.

Here are a dozen simple strategies to help your child maintain their literacy skills. Give your child material that is motivating and some of it should be easy. Help your child enjoy books and feel pleasure not pressure from reading. The summer should be a relaxed time where a love of learning can flower.

Listening to books is an entirely different experience than reading. Because audiobooks can be comprehended at a higher level than a childs reading level, new types of books and authors become accessible. Find helpful tips on designing a summer audiobook plan for your listener!

Michael is an eight-year-old whose dyslexia has made school a struggle. Follow him to a six-week intensive summer program at the Landmark School a well-known school for children with learning disabilities based in Beverly, Massachusetts. The Landmark program features explicit instruction, a slower pace, and lots of repetition to help students like Michael.

Everything changes when a child leaves home and parents must design a whole new system of communicating with and caring for the absent child. If your child is away at camp, you doubtless understand this and are trying to adapt to this situation. Get some helpful tips from LD expert Rick Lavoie.

Children with executive functioning difficulties are often given to impulsive actions that can be seen as impolite or irritating by others. Here are some strategies to help a child curb these behaviors.

Self-Portrait: Kellyn, by Kellyn, age 12

Im never sure what to expect anymoreby Michelle Sarabia

My son sits up at 9 months. He speaks at 15 months. The doctor says, Some children take longer. Other doctors examine him. Our son is behind, they say, but its nothing serious. They say, Dont worry. No one says, Developmentally delayed.

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