Ashley Ramirez

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Creating Common-Core-Aligned IEPs Still a Challenge for Many Teachers

The Common Core State Standards are well on the way to implementation across the country, but many special educators are still finding it a struggle …

4 Minutes of THIS Can Help Your Kid Focus in the Classroom

It takes just four minutes of physical activity to help a child focus for at least 50 minutes of classroom learning time, according to a recent study from Queen's University in Canada.<p>In Ontario, where the study took place, elementary schools are required to have twenty minutes of daily physical …

3 Things You Should Know About Learning Disabilities

What do you think of when you hear the phase "learning disability"?<p>Many people associate learning disabilities with low intelligence, laziness, lack of success, and not being able to learn. Sadly, the people who make these associations include the very children and adults that have been diagnosed …

Help Kids With Learning and Attention Issues (and Their Parents) Feel Understood

If your child has ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia (similar to dyslexia, but with math), dysgraphia (which affects writing), dyspraxia (affecting motor skills), or other kinds of learning and attention issues, you don't need me to tell you how frustrating, scary, sad, and isolating it can be for …

Are High School Students With Disabilities Prepared for Life After School?

A two-volume research report funded by the U.S. Department of Education offers a deep dive into the characteristics of youth with disabilities who …