Parents

Mother and son readingYou are on a journey that is both similar and different than other parents. It's an adventure that has its ups and downs, but can be very rewarding. LDA of IL is here to help you, and we welcome your assistance.  Remember to give your child praise in his/her areas of strength and tell them that:

  • You love them everyday.
  • Be sure your child has time for fun and has the opportunity to find an area in which they can be successful.
  • Remember you are your child's best advocate and an equal and important part of the school team making decisions about the education of your child.
  • Arm yourself with knowledge so you know what questions to ask.
  • Remember this is a family affair. Open communication within the family is important.
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Considering a Summer Camp?

Good summer camps can be very beneficial for individuals with learning disabilities. Some camps provide academic tutoring as well as recreation.

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Summer Planning for Students with LD

How to keep children "busy" and happy during the summer is a dilemma that has faced parents since the demise of the neighborhood sandlot and the ole swimmin' hole.

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Illinois Must Act to Protect Its Own

If you're like most Americans, you probably try hard to incorporate heart-healthy sources of protein in your diet, by, for example, eating fish.

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What is Hyperlexia? How to Intervene?

Gordon's favorite activity as a young child was spinning. He liked to spin things, and he liked to spin himself.

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Developing Kids' Organizational Skills

 

Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life.

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What Regular Teachers Won't Say

If you are a parent of a special needs child please remember that you and sometimes only you are the biggest advocate for your child.

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Encouraging Children to Read

Getting students to pick up books during summer can be a challenging task, particularly when reading is difficult. Here are some suggestions...

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Self-Esteem & Learning Disabilities

There is much research that shows that children who have learning disabilities are at risk for having lower self-esteem and self worth than that of their peers ...

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Preschooler Can Do's and Can't Do's

Coloring

Often it is the parents who first have concerns when their toddlers are not “on-target” in their development. Sometimes areas of delayed development are first detected...

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A Sister's Story

Hand in Hand

I was not overjoyed the day my parents announced over dinner that I was soon to have a new baby brother or sister. I had enjoyed being the youngest for nearly 8 years.

 

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