These resources were created and/or collected by Outreach staff to assist you in better understanding how to teach students with LBLD.

  • Study Skills in Early Elementary School: Organization of Materials

    This post is part of a series about helping students with LBLD experience academic success. by Lauren Guerriero, M.S.Ed. My name is Lauren Guerriero, and I currently teach in a language-based, substantially separate, second-grade classroom in the Quincy Public Schools. I have been in this role for the past ten years. I currently have thirteen students

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  • Implementing Social Emotional Competencies

    Explore implementing social emotional competencies within a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PIBS) framework.  This resource details 4 key areas to support social emotional learning through a school wide systematic implementation.

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  • Creating Positive Student Outcomes in Middle School Special Education: Part 2

    Scary Story Contest This post is part of a series about helping students with LBLD experience academic success. Read Erin’s first blog! by Erin Broudo, M.S.Ed. Each October, I assign my students a writing challenge in the form of a scary story contest. Returning students love this unit and talk it up to our new

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  • Dyslexia Resources

    Explore these dyslexia resources from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The web page includes the definition of dyslexia from the International Dyslexia Association, information about early intervention, and resources related to writing IEPs. 

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    Oral Reading Fluency

    What is Oral Reading Fluency? While the definition of oral reading fluency typically focuses on the rate and the correct pronunciation of words, tone and expression need to also be considered when evaluating, discussing, and addressing oral reading fluency. Expression (Intonation) and Volume should be varied and conversational. Students should be able to match their expression

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  • Benefits of Early Intervention

    Learn about the benefits of early intervention for students with learning disabilities.  This comprehensive article from Dr. Reid Lyon for Education Next reviews the latest research related to the long term benefits of identifying students for early intervention services and offers suggestions to restructure the current system to benefit and help more students.

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  • International Dyslexia Association

    Explore the International Dyslexia Association’s website. The site includes valuable resources and helpful background information about dyslexia.

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  • The Post Secondary Planning Process: An Executive Function Nightmare!

    This post is part of a series about helping students with LBLD experience academic success. by Suzanne Crossman and Justin Smith Deadlines! Requirements! Paperwork! Decisions! Every high school senior faces the daunting task of navigating the post secondary planning process. What do I want to do? Which tests should I take? Where do I want

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  • Help Students Face Challenges in School

    Understand how to help students face challenges in school. This article for CHADD by Jerome Shultz outlines why students with ADHD and other learning challenges can often have a flight response to fear created in the learning environment.  The article also offers suggests for teachers to use to help student learn to face challenges in

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