Special Education

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Discover which access (and limitations) Maryland homeschoolers have to IDEA and special education services. You’ll also find community-based resources for specific special needs.

Reading Curriculum For Kids With Down Syndrome

By |2023-09-03T09:11:05-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Special Education|Tags: , |

Reading Curricular Options Children with Down syndrome can learn to successfully read when provided with certain accommodations. Decades of research tells us that phonics-based instruction is the most effective way to teach reading to typically developing children. In contrast, Read more...

Reading Levels and Lexile Scores

By |2023-09-05T12:13:33-04:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Reading, Special Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

As children learn to read, it is important to provide them with optimally challenging reading material. Books that are too hard will cause a child to give up because they can't read the words or understand the sentences. Give Read more...

Convergence Insufficiency and Reading Problems

By |2023-09-03T09:16:09-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Reading, Special Education|Tags: , , |

Some students who experience reading problems do not have a learning disability. Instead, the muscles in their eyes do not focus well when they are reading things up close. These students may have 20-20 vision but still complain Read more...

Convergence Insufficiency and Reading Problems

By |2020-04-19T17:03:52-04:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: Reading, Special Education|Tags: , , , |

Convergence Insufficiency is a vision problem that happens when a person's eyes don't focus correctly when they are looking at a book or another up-close item. The ability of both eyes to turn and work together is called binocular Read more...