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Helpful at-home school resources for kids with learning and attention difficulties

Mashable 15 Apr 2020 04:34
Digital tools are just one piece of the picture: Experts also recommend creating support networks for other parents and guardians.
Digital tools are just one piece of the picture: Experts also recommend creating support networks for other parents and guardians.
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If you're a parent or guardian, your morning routine with your kids might have once had a comfortable hum: Scarfing down breakfast; tying shoes; waving goodbyes. 

As the coronavirus spread rapidly around the U.S., with many schools now closed to curb the proliferation of the virus, there's a good chance the last few weeks have firmly uprooted your routine. Depending on your kid's school system, it's also likely that the burden of remote learning is falling largely on your shoulders, according to Lindsay Jones, the CEO of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, a nonprofit that represents students with learning and attention issues, and advocates to protect the rights of students with disabilities. 

Jones notes that the speed with which schools closed has impacted families. "It's falling so heavily on parents and families right now," Jones said. 

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