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5 Things to Know Before Taking Your Teen With Special Needs Overseas
July 28, 2020

5 Things to Know Before Taking Your Teen With Special Needs Overseas I did a brief presentation at the Families in Global Transition conference in Washington, DC, for internationally mobile families about taking special needs children overseas. These are my “Top 5” tips based on years of experience working with international families as an Independent…

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SAT and ACT
July 15, 2016

SAT and ACT – 3 quick tips, and lots of opinions By Rebecca Grappo Everyone seems to have a differing view on which standardized test is preferable, particularly in light of the recent changes to the SAT. Once more, locale, educational background, and command of the English language can mean that international students have additional…

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A Penny a Page, and Other Ways to Encourage Tween and Teen Reluctant Readers
May 13, 2014

Have you seen or heard this story today from NPR? It’s short, sweet, and worth checking out. Why Aren’t Teens Reading Like They Used To? Parents often ask me, “how do I get my child to read more?” I happen to be an expert because, not only am I a learning specialist and former school psychologist…

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How I Survived Grad School with a Learning Difference
November 26, 2013

How I survived Grad School with a Learning Difference        (and overachieving perfectionitis) Although I have worked with students and their families for years on self-advocacy around learning differences, I rarely discuss my own history. This is partly because I do not wish to shift the attention to myself and partly because my…

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How to Find a Good Tutor When You’re Living Abroad
August 10, 2011

Guest blogger Rebecca Zook writes on how to find a good tutor when living overseas. Trying to find a qualified tutor while living abroad can sometimes leave expat parents feeling lost. Whether you’re searching for a precalculus tutor in Beijing or a reading tutor in the UAE, here are some tips on how to find…

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