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A Child Becomes a Reader: Birth through Preschool
This booklet summarizes what scientific research says about how children learn to read and write and includes things parents can do to help their children become readers. 
Authors: Bonnie B. Armbruster, Fran Lehr, and Jean Osborn
Publication Date: Spring 2003, Second Edition
Publisher: RMC Research Corporation

A Child Becomes a Reader: Kindergarten through Third Grade
This booklet contains a summary of proven ideas from research to parents about how children learn to read and write things parents can do, what to look for in quality reading instruction at each grade level, and ideas for books to read.
Authors: Bonnie B. Armbruster, Fran Lehr, and Jean Osborn
Publication Date: Spring 2003, Second Edition
Publisher: RMC Research Corporation

Early Math Matters: A Guide for Parents of Preschoolers
This article discusses what parents need to know and do to provide a solid foundation in early math literacy to ensure their child’s future academic success.
Author: Kristin Stanberry
Publisher: National Center for Learning Disabilities

Family Guide to At-Home Learning
This guide has practical strategies that work for helping children of all ages who may be struggling with an at-home learning task. Families may find these strategies useful when helping their children complete various reading, math, and/or behavioral tasks at home.
Publication Date: May 2020
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

Figure This!
This website demonstrates challenging middle school mathematics and emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for all students. It is designed to provide exciting ways for families to become more involved in learning math.
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

General Practice Guides Especially for Parents
This is a collection of practice guides to help parents increase infants, toddlers, and preschoolers literacy learning using interest-based and highly engaging activities.
Publisher: Center for Evidence-Based Practices 

IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
This handbook provides necessary information regarding the definition of dyslexia, characteristics of dyslexia, appropriate assessment tools, evidence-based interventions, and suggestions for managing a dyslexic’s educational process.
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: International Dyslexia Association

Intensive Intervention
This document provides questions parents and families can ask when talking to their child's school about intensive intervention, monitoring progress, sharing information, and understanding the intervention plan.
Publisher: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

Intensive Intervention: An Overview for Parents and Families
This overview discusses intensive intervention, a team-based process that uses student data to help teachers figure out when and how to change and intensify instruction (more practice, feedback, structure, focus) to help students be more successful.
Publisher: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

Let’s Read Together 
This article is especially for parents of preschoolers. It gives suggestions for introducing children to books and take part actively in sharing them. 
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Center for Early Literacy Learning

Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide
This guide informs parents and caregivers in supporting their children’s access and use of technology for learning. It is directed to all, including those who have limited experience with digital tools, those who are expert with these tools, and anywhere in between.
Publication Date: October 2020
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology

Parent Resource Videos
The TIES Center and National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) Parent Video Series: Supporting the Learning of Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities at Home supports families in understanding the important role that they have in teaching their children. Each video focuses on three key questions: Why is it important to focus on this with my child at home? How can I do this at home? What support can I ask for from my child’s school? Watch these videos to learn ways that families can teach their children with significant cognitive disabilities at home and support conversations with their children’s teachers to link home-schools supports.
Publication Date: October 2020
Publisher: University of Minnesota, TIES Center


Summertime and the Learning Is Easy
This article explains how parents can play an important role in encouraging learning throughout the summer months even if their child is a reluctant learner.
Author: Ann Dolin
Publisher: Reading Rockets

The General Education Curriculum—Not an Alternate Curriculum!
This Brief helps parents determine whether their child with significant cognitive disabilities is provided meaningful access to the general education curriculum. It addresses the myth that students with the most significant 
cognitive disabilities who take the state’s alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS) need an alternate curriculum. 
Authors: Ricki Sabia, Martha L. Thurlow, and Sheryl S. Lazarus
Publication Date: July 2020
Publisher: University of Minnesota, TIES Center


When Parents Are Concerned About Their Child's Early Reading Skills
This article explains the importance for parents to gather information that will help make an informed decision and take action as early as possible because research has proven that earlier is better when it comes to providing help.
Author: Deanna Stecker
Publisher: National Center for Learning Disabilities

Working with Your Child's Teacher to Identify and Address Math Disabilities
This article explains how children are identified as having a math disability and suggest ways parents can work with their child's teacher to address the problems.
Author: Diane Pedrotty Bryant
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: LD OnLine, National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities

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