It's not just kids who dread the school routine: the homework struggles, IEP wrangling and therapy monitoring that goes with it doesn't rank high on most parents' lists, either. Tips #1-25 will help you cope with all that schoolwork.
1. Maximize learning, minimize frustration.
2. Use study buddies to make facts stick.
3. The right tools make all the difference.
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5. Start a reading routline.
6. If your child hates Harry Potter, try one of these series.
7. Sneak a little learning into family game night.
8. Try broken crayons or scented pens to make coloring assignments easier.
9. Let educational software tutor your child.
10. Find happiness in your child, no matter how the homework goes.
11. Get your IEP questions answered.
12. Learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
13. Check these points before signing an IEP.
14. Investigate inclusion.
15. Read "Inclusion: 450 Strategies for Success."
16. Learn about learning disabilities.
17. Study up on standardized tests and children with special needs.
18. Worry about the ways zero tolerance policies target students with special needs.
19. Read more about zero tolerance policies and school violence.
20. Look into speech therapy.
21. Understand auditory processing.
22. Read "Childhood Speech, Language and Listening Problems."
23. Check out other child-related therapies.
24. Read "How Does Your Engine Run?: The Alert Program for Self-Regulation."
25. See if your child needs any special equipment.