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Helping Kids With LDs Advocate for Themselves

April 10, 2024

For parents, advocating for kids with learning disorders is an important part of supporting them. But so is helping them find the confidence, and the language, to advocate for themselves. Children with LDs need to be able to explain what works and doesn’t work for them. And they need to get comfortable asking for the accommodations they need — and deserve — if they’re being overlooked.

This week on we offer tips for helping kids with learning disorders effectively stand up for themselves — not only with adults, but with other kids who might think they’re just being lazy or uncooperative. We also offer advice for coaching kids on how to solve problems they’re having with teachers. We explore how to support young kids who are frustrated in school, how to collaborate with your child’s teacher, how you can expect LDs to affect kids as they get older, and how to get access to technology that can help your child learn and show what they know.

– Caroline Miller, Editorial Director | 

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How to Support Young Kids Who Are Struggling in School

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Do Kids Grow Out of Learning Disorders?

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How to Work Well With Your Child’s Teacher

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How to Get Assistive Technology for Your Child in School

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