Executive Function 101: Materials

This is the second post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time, the third addresses managing information, the fourth achieving independence, and the fifth finding balance between school and extra-curricular activities. Managing the countless print and…

Executive Function 101: Time

This is the first post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The second article is about managing materials. The third addresses managing information, the fourth achieving independence, and the fifth finding balance between school and extra-curricular activities. Developing a sense of…

Executive Function 101

Executive function deficits are very common among young people, especially those with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. These challenges show up as weaknesses in getting and staying organized, managing time, planning and prioritizing, and initiating tasks. Sound familiar? It should because many of us, whether we’ve been diagnosed with a learning difference or not,…

How to Organize Your Child’s IEP Binder

By Amanda Morin, Understood.org This resource originally appeared on Understood.org. Reprinted courtesy of Understood.org ©2018. Understood, LLC. All rights reserved. This is one of four posts about navigating the IEP process. Read the other articles: Questions to Ask Before and During Your Child’s IEP Meeting, 5 Important Things to Do After the IEP Meeting, and 6 Tips to…

6 Tips to Make Sure Your Child’s IEP Is Implemented Properly

By Kristin Stanberry, Understood.org This resource originally appeared on Understood.org. Reprinted courtesy of Understood.org ©2018. Understood, LLC. All rights reserved. This is one of four posts about navigating the IEP process. Read the other articles: Questions to Ask Before and During Your Child’s IEP Meeting, 5 Important Things to Do After an IEP Meeting, and How to Organize…

5 Important Things to Do After an IEP Meeting

By Kristin Stanberry, Understood.org This resource originally appeared on Understood.org. Reprinted courtesy of Understood.org ©2018. Understood, LLC. All rights reserved. This is one of four posts about navigating the IEP process. Read the other articles: Questions to Ask Before and During Your Child’s IEP Meeting, 6 Tips to Make Sure Your Child’s IEP Is Implemented Properly, and…

Questions to Ask Before and During Your Child’s IEP Meeting

By Amanda Morin, Understood.org This resource originally appeared on Understood.org. Reprinted courtesy of Understood.org ©2018. Understood, LLC. All rights reserved. This is one of four posts about navigating the IEP process. Read the other articles: 5 Important Things to Do After the IEP Meeting, 6 Tips to Make Sure Your Child’s IEP Is Implemented Properly, and How…

Navigating the IEP Process: Tips for Parents

Landmark360.org curated several articles from Understood.org that help parents navigate the often confusing, frustrating, and painstaking process of developing, implementing, and monitoring a child’s IEP. Thank you to Understood.org for sharing their content. Understood.org Resources Questions to Ask Before and During Your Child’s IEP Meeting 5 Important Things to Do After an IEP Meeting 6 Tips…

Pending Dyslexia Legislation in Massachusetts

by Nancy Duggan, MA. S.C. Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts (DD-MA) began a campaign in 2012 to raise dyslexia awareness across the state through collaboration with parents, educators, and neuroscience researchers. The effort has made steady progress in building dyslexia awareness in the parent, educator, and policy-maker communities. Initiating Legislative Action One of DD-MA’s goals goals has been…

Accessing Learning Disability Services in College

By Grace Daley When you make the transition from high school to college, many parts of life will change. Maybe you’ll go to school in a new county, province, state, or country. Certainly, your schedule will be different than anything you’ve experienced. You’ll make new friends. Your teachers will be called “Professor.” You’ll likely have…

What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability?

Landmark360.org launched the five-part series What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? to define and explain Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD), offer tips on remediation, highlight the importance of early intervention, and give readers a glimpse into the life a family with a child with LBLD. Read these posts and give us feedback. We’re eager to know what you…

Language-Based Learning Disabilities on the Homefront

This is part five of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? In part one, Bob Broudo talks about the early awareness of and research into Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLDs), part two is primer on LBLDs, part three discusses remediation, and four highlights the importance of early intervention. By Angela Timpone Gowans After I returned from the grocery store for the third…