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New online learning that lets parents help their children reach their full social and emotional potential

This course is a series of informational sessions that affords parents the opportunity to learn how to support and advocate for their learning disabled children.

Embedded in the course is specific information on

  • What learning issues are
  • How to distinguish them from a learning disability
  • The rights parents and students have under federal law
  • How to prepare for parent –teacher meetings
  • Understanding the difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP.

Additionally, parents will learn the educational language needed to help partner with their schools, and learn specific strategies that can be incorporated into the home and school to help children feel successful. A robust downloadable resource and reference section is included.

  • Sample letters to your child’s school on how to ask for help,
  • A glossary of educational terms used by educators and service providors
  • A list of LD organizations and community resources where additional information on specific concerns can be explored.

This course is comprised of 11 different sections so you can watch and learn at your own pace

Introduction (6:05)

Lesson 1 What Are Your Rights Under Federal Law (3:05)

The Evolution of Educational Law secured the rights of children with disabilities guaranteeing their families access to services, advocacy, and an equal footing in obtaining a free and appropriate public school education for their children.

Lesson 2 Is it a Learning Disability or a Learning Issue? (14:07)

Explores in detail the difference between the two and how they are treated differently under the law. Through an examination of definitions, we become aware of how a learning disability differs from a learning issue.

Lesson 3 Parent-Teacher Conferences (6:08)

The importance of the dialogue between the home and the school.  By developing a partnership with your child’s teachers, common goals can be established as well as strategies to work together to help them feel successful.

Lesson 4 Understanding the Difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP (7:21)

The distinction between the two and the reasons some children receive a 504 Plan, and some children receive an IEP. Both plans help to service children and allow for services and accommodations that will foster academic performance.

Lesson 5 Anxiety Issues (9:05)

Explores the angst some students experience with regard to academic performance and transitions. Anxiety issues are often not apparent to parents and teachers, but their residual affect is apparent as their academic performance is not commensurate with their potential.

Lesson 6 Attention Issues (14:00)

This section explores how attention undermines performance because the student’s ability to concentrate and focus on specific tasks are compromised by not being able to remain connected to what is being said or to assigned tasks.

Lesson 7 Reading Skills (11:24)

Experiencing success in academic skills requires sound production and performance in reading, writing, and math. In grades K to 2, we learn to read. In grades, 3 to 5, we read to learn. The skills learned in elementary school in reading, sets in place the foundation of content based learning presented in the middle and upper school years.

Lesson 8 Writing Skills (7:53)

Writing skills are developed over time after years of carefully crafted exposure and experience to language and visual detail. Just as a baby learns to crawl before it walks and runs, children need to learn to speak, and verbally express themselves prior to mastering written language skills.

Lesson 9 Math Skills (5:43)

In this section the relationship between conceptual understanding and computational accuracy will be explored.

Lesson 10 English Learners Face Additional Challenges (8:51)

Explores the stages of acquiring a second language, the misconception the ELL are often LD, as well as the cultural biases on assessments and school placements.

Lesson 11 Tips for Parents (10:29)

Empowers parents to further their understanding in how to support and help advocate for their learning disabled children. The content provides tools and a means by which parents and teachers can work together helping children reach their full potential by encouraging them to feel successful.

Downloadable Resources

Available to all who purchase the course

  • Sample parent letter to request school evaluation
  • Glossary of industry standard educational terms
  • List of organizations and community resources

Click Here to Purchase the Course

2 ways to buy

One time payment of $79 or

7 weekly installmets of $12


When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We want you to be happy. We have a 30-day total-satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied just contact us at raisingsmarterchildren (at) and we will be happy to refund your course fee.