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How can parents get special education for a child, and how does it help treat learning disorders?

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Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), all U.S. children with learning disorders are entitled to free special education services in public schools.

After doing an evaluation to pinpoint your child’s problems, a team of special educators will create an individualized education program (IEP) for your child that outlines what he needs to thrive at school. Special educators will then help your child build on his strengths and teach him ways to compensate for his weaknesses.

SOURCES: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "What are learning disabilities?" HelpGuide.org: "Learning Disabilities in Children," "Parenting Children With Learning Disabilities."Medline Plus: "Learning Disorders." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Learning Disabilities Information Page."National Center for Learning Disabilities: "Dyspraxia;" "Dyslexia;" "Dysgraphia;" "Dyscalculia;" "Auditory Processing Disorder;" "Problem Signs: Is It LD?;" "Behaviors Linked With LD: Is My Child's Behavior a Sign of LD?;" and "Behaviors Linked With LD: Is My Child's Behavior a Sign of LD?" Learning Disabilities Association of America: "Principles of IDEA” and “Childhood Depression." KidsHealth.Org: "Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)."




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "What are learning disabilities?" HelpGuide.org: "Learning Disabilities in Children," "Parenting Children With Learning Disabilities."Medline Plus: "Learning Disorders." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Learning Disabilities Information Page."National Center for Learning Disabilities: "Dyspraxia;" "Dyslexia;" "Dysgraphia;" "Dyscalculia;" "Auditory Processing Disorder;" "Problem Signs: Is It LD?;" "Behaviors Linked With LD: Is My Child's Behavior a Sign of LD?;" and "Behaviors Linked With LD: Is My Child's Behavior a Sign of LD?" Learning Disabilities Association of America: "Principles of IDEA” and “Childhood Depression." KidsHealth.Org: "Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)."




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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