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Why It Works

Why It Works

Learning requires much more than just instruction! If instruction was all that was needed, then students wouldn’t be struggling. Consider this. To...

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Three Steps to Effective Writing

Three Steps to Effective Writing

While it seems to be an easy assignment, your child may not know how to get started because the three steps need organization, planning, and mental imagery combined with the vocabulary to describe the images, the understanding of how to make transitions between thoughts, and the ability to clearly express the ‘point’ of the information.

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Parent Empowerment

Parent Empowerment

Hardy specialists help parents work with their children to overcome the frustration and challenges they have experienced from falling behind in school and sets them on a new path toward success.

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Hardy Math Help

Hardy Math Help

The Hardy Math Program teaches basic math calculation skills using movement and patterning for the repetition needed to increase math performance.

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Hardy Processing and Learning Skills Help

Hardy Processing and Learning Skills Help

The Hardy Processing Program provides programs, resources, and recommendations to strengthen processing gaps that interfere with your child’s ability to develop the learning skills for paying attention, thinking, and remembering information that are required for learning academics successfully in the classroom.

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Hardy Attention Help

Hardy Attention Help

Many processing skills contribute to successful attention. Of them, brain speed and timing play a big role in how well your child is able to pay attention, sustain attention, and switch attention.

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Hardy Learning Evaluation

Hardy Learning Evaluation

Four Key Areas Determine Academic Success: Discover Where You Need to Focus! The Hardy Learning Evaluation, a component of the Hardy Brain Training™...

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Hardy Brain Training Programs

Hardy Brain Training Programs

Has your child been struggling with learning, seemingly not paying attention, not able to keep up with school work, and having difficulty catching on to what is being taught? It is easy to get confused about what to do, especially if you’ve already tried suggestions from teachers, looked into tutoring, and considered trying medication.

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How Learning Works

How Learning Works

Hardy Toolkits teach processing skills and learning skills that develop the cognition needed for successful learning while teaching the most critical reading, spelling, writing, and math skills using movement, timing, and patterning so learning becomes faster and remembering becomes easier.

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How To Find A Special Education Advocate

How To Find A Special Education Advocate

Starting the IEP process can be confusing for parents when they realize their child is struggling and they consider an IEP to help their child. That’s why many parents seek help from a special needs advocate to guide them through the process and help them get what their child needs out of special education resources.

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What Is A Special Education Advocate And What Do They Do?

What Is A Special Education Advocate And What Do They Do?

The IEP process can be long and it can seem complicated as you consider what the best options for your child will be. Advocates can help with answering questions about the legal aspects of the IEP, preparing you for the IEP meetings, attending the IEP meetings with you, evaluating the IEP plan the team suggests, negotiating changes to specific pieces of the plan, and helping resolve disputes that may occur.

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My Child’s IEP Isn’t Helping, Now What?

My Child’s IEP Isn’t Helping, Now What?

If you’re concerned that your child’s IEP isn’t helping your child make enough progress in school, there are steps you can take and resources available for parents to help work through the problems.

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Types of Learning Disorders

Types of Learning Disorders

Children with learning disorders have difficulty learning in spite of having average intelligence and putting effort into their school work. There are different kinds of learning disorders that affect children in different ways. There may be academic difficulties that affect reading, writing, spelling, or solving math problems.

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What Qualifies A Child For An IEP?

What Qualifies A Child For An IEP?

If you think that your child may have learning differences or developmental delays that impact their performance in school, then you’ve probably considered requesting an evaluation like an Individualized Education Program (IEP). To qualify for an IEP, your child will need to meet the requirements listed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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What Is An Individualized Education Program (IEP)

What Is An Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Getting an IEP evaluation can feel like a really big step to take and even overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t need to be with the right help. Understanding what the IEP is and how to effectively navigate the IEP process will help set you up for success as you start on this new journey.

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Understanding the Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

Understanding the Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

An Independent Educational Evaluation can be a helpful tool for parents to use when the original evaluation done by the school doesn’t meet the expectations you have for your child’s level of progress. If you are seeking additional resources to support your concerns, acquiring an IEE is typically the next step that parents take – at no extra cost to you.

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