Learning Consultants and Resource Teachers from Catholic schools within the Northeast Deanery have been meeting regularly as a Professional Learning Team. One of their goals as experts in elementary education is to identify resources for all parents who are faced with various issues that often surface during the elementary school years.
Bookmark this page and refer back often for new links to current research and practical tips and tools for parents in areas such as kindergarten readiness, homework helps, gifted resources and learning difficulties. We will also regularly feature videos that are available for online viewing.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers information representing, on average, the age by which most children speaking one language will be able to do certain things. The website provides a reference chart for what a child should be doing and activities to improve skills.
Excellent books for early readers:
Information about children's health, development and behavior: http://kidshealth.org/parent/
Articles and activities related to social and emotional development: http://brightfutures.org/mentalhealth/
St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association, Inc.
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson, EdD and Richard Guare, PhD
Children & Adults with ADD (CHADD): http://www.chadd.org
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association: http://www.add.org
ADDitude Magazine for People with ADD:
ADDvance OnLine Resource for Women & Girls with ADD:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder link for the National Institute of Mental Health:
One ADD Place
Learning Disabilities Association of America -- The world's leading website on learning disabilities and AD/HD: http://www.ldanatl.org/
Comprehensive resource with information about AD/HD:
Special Education Resources
Archdiocese of St. Louis Department of Special Education: http://archstl.org/education/page/special-education-schools-and-centers
Special School District of St. Louis County: http://ssdmo.org/
Browse this blog by the author/director of The Screenagers Movie - great tips for having conversations with your kids about their digital life.
Tips for Back to School!
Our expert Learning Consultants will browse the huge library of online videos and regularly highlight those that would be most useful for parents. Visit the Featured Videos page to learn more.
Health and Safety
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
SSM DePaul Health Center
HealthyChildren.org: Ages & Stages
Baby-Proofing Your Home - the Definitive Guide
Keep Kids Safe from Preventable Injuries
Kids' Guide to Home Safety
Home Fire Prevention & Safety Tips
Fire Safety and Prevention for Kids
Parents Central: From Car Seats to Car Keys - Keeping Kids Safe
Distracted Driving Prevention Toolkit - for Parents
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