Learning Disabilities Associates LLC

Learning Disabilities ASSOCIATES LLC
P.O. Box 24062
(216) 292-4549

Learning Disabilities Associates strives to educate parents and the community about specific learning disabilities (SLD) in order to build understanding and constructive relationships among parents, educators and the community.

Ellen Fishman M.Ed. fishman.ellens@yahoo.com
Cindy Glazer M.Ed. glazer.cindy@yahoo.com
Wendy Spitz MSSA spitz.wendy@yahoo.com

We are experienced educators in the field of specific learning disabilities.

We are strong advocates for individuals facing challenges as a result of SLD.

We have extensive experience in interpreting evaluations, IEPS, and 504 Plans.

We know about appropriate accommodations and we understand the services available.

We collaborate with the other professionals to assist families work with schools to ensure a Free, Appropriate Education (FAPE).

Our goal is to empower you and to advocate with you on behalf of your child or yourself.

Learning Disabilities Associates provides education and support to individuals and families of children with specific learning disabilities by offering;

Educational programs
Learning disabilities are “hidden disabilities”. Misunderstanding can lead to frustration and failure in school and in life. We offer workshop and training opportunities in a variety of settings, tailored to the interests and needs of the audience. We assist professionals who wish to increase their knowledge about learning disabilities including guidance and practical strategies. We help parents better understand their rights and ways to help their children succeed. We offer interested community members opportunities to expand their knowledge and increase understanding. We offer programs in a wide variety of settings to diverse audiences in order to promote understanding of SLD. We tailor our training to your needs.

Families need help to understand and navigate the educational system so that a child receives appropriate supports, services and accommodations. Sometimes parents need a partner to participate in the process. We provide advocacy for pre-school, school age, post-secondary, and adults. Advocacy provides information regarding SLD, the rights of persons with SLD, and support in securing school, employment, and community services. With our knowledge and experience, we help to make you a strong member of the team as decisions are made regarding your family member.

Parent Education
Parents can be overwhelmed by their child’s frustrations in school. They may not feel confident with the terminology and/or the options offered by school personnel. Parent Education gives parents the tools they need to advocate on behalf of their children with SLD, or suspected SLD, by teaching about applicable state and federal laws, multi-factored evaluations, individualized education plans (IEPs) and parent-school relationships.

WE CAN HELP - through education and advocacy support! Call us today for a free consultation.

Great Minds Don't Learn Alike

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Parents’ Tips for Handling
Homework Hassles

Parents of children with LD and ADHD share their tips for dealing with the age-old problem of homework.
  1. Make it a (non-negotiable) routine.
    Set aside a specific time to do homework every day. Experiment to find what works best for your child: Is it when she first gets home from school? After an hour of unwinding? After dinner?
  2. Break it down
    For a long-term project, break the task down into manageable parts. Together create a realistic timetable for completing each part.
  3. Put it on paper
    Keep a weekly calendar of assignments, and let your child check them off as they’re completed. It not only provides a measure of satisfaction, but it’s a continual reminder of where he stands.
  4. Get organized
    Devote the first few minutes to reviewing assignments together to make sure your child understands what’s expected. During that time, gather the necessary materials and brainstorm strategies for attacking difficult assignments.
  5. Work with the teacher
    Have the teacher provide you with material to be covered the following week (spelling, math, etc.). Kids with learning disabilities often respond better when given extra time to prepare.
  6. Dig out the yellow marker
    Buy the books or photocopy essential materials so your child can highlight important information as she reads.
  7. Be the assistant
    If writing is a problem, have your child dictate to you at first. That way he can focus on generating ideas rather than on the mechanics of writing.
  8. Join the homework club
    Find out if your school has an after-school homework club. Doing it right after school means your child doesn’t have to change gears from school to home and back to schoolwork again. Plus someone else gets to be the homework police.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011