Toward a Better Understanding: Dyslexia

Of all the learning exceptionalities, few are more misunderstood than dyslexia. While many young people facing this diagnosis are unusually bright, they face the stigma of others thinking they are less intelligent. Let's see if we can bust some myths about this disorder.

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  • Helping Kids Deal With Disasters

    Our screens are dominated by terrifying images of giant disasters. Those directly affected by these events have a hard road ahead, but for young people around the world these images can induce deep fear, insecurity, even anxiety. It's time to help our young people face up to those fears and learn how to live in a world that can sometimes feel frighteningly insecure.

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  • Making Healthy Choices For the New School Year

    School is a huge part of life for young people, but there's so much more to education than courses, teachers and assignments. It also involves countless choices that will affect not just academic performance but life itself.

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  • Back to School: Time to Get Organized!

    With the return to school, it's time to start thinking about the year ahead. One of the best things a young person can do for themselves is to get properly organized now so that they hit the ground running! We've got some tips for getting started.

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  • Towards a Better Understanding: PTSD

    Unfortunately, young people sometimes have traumatic experiences. The result may be PTSD, a condition in which the brain is locked into a kind of "survival mode," forcing the sufferer to feel like they're stuck in the original trauma. We'll take a look at PTSD and how to tackle it.

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  • Hilarious Excuses from Students and Parents

    Excuse notes are now a fading art form that explain to teachers why school was missed or homework lost. Here our favorite funny excuse notes of all time.

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  • US Supreme Court to rule on special needs students

    Under federal law, public schools in the United States are required to guarantee access to students with disabilities. The law, however, does not specify the quality of education those students are to receive. And now the Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling on just how high (or low) that bar should be set. This ruling has the potential to dramatically affect parents, students and school boards.

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