Back-to-School Anxiety, ADHD & Sleep, and More: Join an Expert Event

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Your Child’s Rights in the IEP and 504 Process

Understood Expert:Melody Musgrove

Understanding your child’s rights can help you become a better advocate. Melody Musgrove, Ed.D., former director of the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education, will be talking about your child’s rights and protections under the law.

Due Process Rights

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August

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ADHD, Sleep and Morning Routines That Work

Understood Expert:Stephanie Moulton Sarkis

Kids with ADHD can have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up in the morning, and staying alert all day. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., clinical mental health specialist, will be talking about ways to break this cycle and establish helpful bedtime and morning routines for your child.

How ADHD Affects Kids' Sleep

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Keeping Your Child’s (and Your) Anxiety in Check in the New School Year

Understood Expert: Jerome Schultz

The start of a new school year can cause an anxiety spike, especially for kids with learning and attention issues. Join Jerry Schultz, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist, to discuss ways to help your child manage worries and have a successful start to the school year ahead.

Advice for back-to-school anxiety

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How to Use and Incorporate Strengths in Your Child’s IEP

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Learn the basics of strengths-based IEPs. We’ll discuss tips for engaging with the school so your child’s strengths are recognized and incorporated from the very beginning of the school year. We’ll also share advocacy strategies.

Strengths checklist

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August

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Dyslexia and Other Reading Issues

Understood Expert: Margie B. Gillis

Kids with reading issues like dyslexia may struggle to read accurately and fluently. Or they may have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing. Join Margie Gillis, Ed.D., educator and researcher, to learn more about instruction and interventions that can help kids become strong readers.

What is Dyslexia

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