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Learning & Health

504 Education Plans

If your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.

ADHD

ADHD is a common medical condition that can affect kids at school, at home, and in friendships. This article is for parents who want to learn more about ADHD and how to help kids get the best diagnosis and care.

Auditory Processing Disorder

Kids with APD can't process what they hear as other kids do, because their ears and brain don't fully coordinate. But early diagnosis and therapy can improve their hearing skills.

Backpack Safety

As practical as they are, backpacks can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they're too heavy or are used incorrectly. Here's how to help kids find the right backpack.

Balancing Academics and Serious Illness

When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with planning and communication, you can help your child balance treatment and academics.

Going to School With Food Allergies

With preparation and education, a child with a food allergy can stay safe at school.

How Do I Know Which Vaccines My Kids Need?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.

My Child Is Struggling in School. How Can I Help?

Find out what the experts have to say.

School and Asthma

Asthma flare-ups are the main reason kids with asthma miss school. But well-managed asthma is far less likely to result in a sick day.