Helping Students With Learning Differences Focus On Their Strengths

From the way they process information, remember details, and approach problem-solving, every child is unique. This is especially true for those with language-based learning differences.

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Dr. Michele Borba On the 7 Characteristics in Thrivers

Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist whose passion for child advocacy comes from being a teacher, consultant, and parent. Through actionable, practical approaches, Dr. Borba offers guidance to help their children thrive in and outside of the classroom. Dr. Borba will be hosting the next installment of Eagle Hill’s 21-22 virtual Speaker Series on February 8, 2022, at 7 p.m. Register today!

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Your Child’s Educational Rights: 6 Principles of IDEA

America is a land of ideas. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 7.3 million students received special education services during the 2019-2020 school year. Many parents—especially those of children with learning differences—are familiar with IDEA and associated special education programs. But it's important to really understand the main components of IDEA to become a better advocate for your child.

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Our Favorite (Fun and Educational) Winter Activities

Winter is a wonderland of opportunities for family fun. But there’s a way it can be educational, too. There are a ton of enriching activities that are kid (and parent) friendly to make sure that even during the weekends and holidays, through remote learning or snow days, your child is constantly learning and building on valuable life skills.

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Encouraging Self-Advocacy in Children With Learning Differences

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the US has a learning difference? Children with learning differences, such as dyslexia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can be acutely aware of these differences. If children can leverage this awareness into self-advocacy, they can take charge of their learning and find success in and out of the classroom.

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Librarian's Picks for Winter Break Books

For some, winter break doesn’t always mean getting a break. From running errands for holiday preparations to long car rides on the way to relatives, there’s such a focus on what to get for who, it’s easy to forget to pause for some genuine, quality family time.

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How to Better Manage Morning Stress Before School

School morning stress is all too real. For some families, it’s the most difficult time of day with emotions running high while everything else seems to come to a standstill. Meanwhile, the clock keeps ticking, and before you know it, the bus has taken off while the kids are struggling to get their shoes on. What should be an opportunity for the family to catch their breath before getting to work becomes the most stressful part of the day.

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Helping Your Child with Learning Differences Express Themselves

We communicate our ideas and values through little, everyday choices like clothes we wear or whether or not we add an emoji to a text. It may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but even the most mundane quirk becomes an important part of who we are and how we connect with others. That’s one of the reasons why it’s so important for parents to help their children find healthy ways to express themselves.

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Dr. Harold Koplewicz on Raising Resilient Kids in an Age of Anxiety

One of the nation’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists, Dr. Harold Koplewicz will be hosting the first presentation of Eagle Hill’s 21-22 virtual Speaker Series on November 2, 2021, at 7 p.m. Register today!

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Classroom Coping Skills for Children with ADHD

Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience difficulty focusing, especially in the classroom. It doesn’t help that many educational settings are not necessarily conducive to learning differences, even ones as frequently diagnosed as ADHD. That’s why it’s important to make sure your child is equipped with the best skills to help them succeed in any environment.

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