Self-advocacy is an important part of the development process for all children, but especially for those who learn differently. Check out these self-advocacy resources at the Wrightslaw website.

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Attitudes often matter as much as learning skills. Use this assessment tool from Headstrong Nation to explore your child's attitudes, save the results and return often to see how your child has grown and changed.

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Achieving success for your child often involves working with a school and other parents in your community. This key insight outlines specific techniques that prove useful for parents of dyslexic children.

Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulty. Here we share some tips and strategies outlined by Dr. Michael Hart for fostering this capacity in our kids.

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In this archived webinar, child psychologist Michael Hart, Ph.D discusses how to build resilience in children with learning disabilities/dyslexia. You’ll understand the power of resiliency — and how it can be taught at home and at school.'

We’ll help you discover why resiliency, self-advocacy and connecting with peers are the keys to long-term success. Together we’ll show you how to foster these traits in your children.

The institutions that you will come across and the people that you meet have created a set of expectations to define dyslexia in their own minds. Many of them are untrue. Here’s a list of the most common myths and why they are false. Excerpt from 'The Empowerment Plan', by Ben Foss.'

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With 60 million Americans dealing with dyslexia, why we created 1in5 is really pretty simple: A lot of people need our help. And, what’s really cool about the ‘help’ part is that everyone can help, including you. How you help is another reason why 1in5 was created, and it’s really simple: Just tell your story! You’ll be amazed at the power of conversation – how talking not only informs and enlightens, but more importantly, how it soothes, reinforces, supports, and inspires. 

The best way to dissolve the shame that can surround dyslexia is by identifying the fears both children and parents have that are related to it. Articulating or owning up to a fear is the first step toward eliminating it. Excerpt from “The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan” by Ben Foss.

Barbara Steinberg’s philosophy for helping children with dyslexia thrive encompasses three ideas: LEARN. ACCOMMODATE. INSPIRE. This archived webinar will help you… • Identify appropriate accommodations that will benefit your child • Learn how to implement those accommodations • Become familiar with the theory of “multiple intelligences,” identify your child’s strengths, and learn to empower, inspire and build self-esteem • Discover how to be the “team captain” of your child’s team • Explore strategies for effective communication between the members of your child’s team.

There is no magic pill when it comes to learning disabilities. Audiobooks are proven to be an effective alternative form of learning – but even they benefit when combined with other strategies. '