Learning Disabilities

The answer is a resounding 'maybe'

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:12am
Ever wonder if your child with a neuromuscular disease would do better in a different learning environment, but don’t know what else is out there? One option may be a charter school — or maybe not. Charter schools are public schools
posted on March 1, 2008 - 4:05pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Below are some additional resources to help parents get the most they can out of the IEP process.
posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:39pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
State and federal law requires school districts to provide assistive technology (AT) and specialized instruction for learning disabilities (LD) to qualifying students. But parents may have a difficult time convincing their school districts that these services will benefit their child. Parents stand a better chance of getting special services if they know what to ask for, why they’re asking for it...
posted on September 1, 2007 - 9:45pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
NOTE: If your local bookstore doesn't have a book mentioned in Quest, usually it can be ordered through the store by providing the author's name, title and/or publisher. Often, books also can be ordered online. Reviewed books are not available through MDA. Sports and the Physically Challenged: An Encyclopedia of People, Events, and Organizations, by Linda Mastandrea and Donna Czubernat, 175...
posted on March 1, 2005 - 10:59am
"I sometimes wonder if the kids in high school who called me names think of me now,” Gabrielle Ford wrote in “From Where I Sit: From a Cocoon to a Butterfly,” Quest, July-August 2004. “I wonder if they remember how they tripped me, knocked my books out of my hands, slammed my locker shut, threw spit wads at me, and hit and bruised my legs.”

Some children with MD have cognitive or emotional problems, along with physical disabilities

posted on December 1, 2002 - 7:45pm
Nancy Von Wald, director of the Turning Point School in Tucson, Ariz., asks a child to put a group of cards in a sequence and to tell a story about them.
posted on December 1, 2002 - 12:34pm
MDA publications "Facts About..." series of books “Journey of Love: A Parent’s Guide to Duchenne MD” “A Teacher’s Guide to Neuromuscular Disease” MDAchat, www.mda.org/chat/calendar.html   Non-MDA publications

Parents become education experts and advocates

posted on December 1, 2002 - 12:34pm
If your child has both cognitive and physical disabilities caused by a neuromuscular disease, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can make all the difference in getting the best possible school experience for your child. The law requires that the IEP provide for the necessary supports to give your childa complete, appropriate education (see “Glossary” and “Physical and Cognitive...