For parents interested in how to get special education services, also know as the IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) process, started for their child and then what to do once it’s implemented, Julie Hagy-Hancock was a wealth of information at our September HillTOPICS forum. In order for a student to qualify for an IEP they must […]
Kathy Sherman, Director of Hillside, laid out the basic facts about dyslexia plus much more in her HillTOPICS presentation on January 10, 2017. Did you know that one in five children have some degree of dyslexia? And that many myths about dyslexia still persist, such as that boys are more affected than girls (they’re not), […]
Dr. George McCloskey gave an entertaining and informative presentation at our 10th Anniversary Speaker’s Spotlight and Fundraiser. Our three big takeaways were… Things will change and get better as our students practice new skills and mature. Development is not a straight line. Keep a long term perspective in mind. Students with executive function challenges will improve […]
The Peak Parent Center annual conference will be in Denver this February 12-13th. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about inclusive education and find resources to assist parents of diverse learners. Scholarships may be available.
Learning Differences World is an online community providing services and resources to parents of children who learn differently. Some of their upcoming phone seminars are free and open to the public, including, I Thought Summer Vacation Was Supposed to be Fun, being held on June 25th from 8:30 – 11:30AM. Click HERE to register. Or, to check […]
Curl up with a good book this weekend – here are some excellent recommendations from our friends at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Let us know your own favorites. What books have helped you or your child understand learning differences? Community Favorites: Books on Learning Disabilities
We have heard that there are many parents who are overwhelmed with the amount of apps available for iPads and other devices and aren’t sure which ones to download. Here’s one resource that lists some favorites of the National Center for Learning Disabilities online community, and a page especially for apps to help students with dyslexia.
Julie Hagy-Hancock facilitated an informative and helpful discussion this morning at Hillside about the nitty gritty of IEP’s and 504’s and what legal rights you have as a parent of a child with learning differences. We will have two other discussion forums in the next couple of months addressing ADD/ADHD and Ben Foss’ book, The […]