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How to Help Your Child Overcome Their Reading Challenges

Is your child having lower test scores than the average student on topics such as reading and writing? Are they getting frustrated with or losing interest in reading with you or in class? They may have reading challenges, such as…

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Susan’s Educational Journey

Susan is a volunteer blog post editor and translator for the Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF). Her Turner Syndrome (TS) journey began when she was 19, after testing by the genetics department at her university. She is now 51. While TS…

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Cyberbullying: How to Help your Child

 Is your child acting more upset, angry, hungry, antisocial, or tired lately? Has your child become less social online or become more negatively emotional when online? Does your child have health challenges that cause them to stand out at school,…

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Insights on Education: Ask Star Sisters

We asked our Star Sisters, a private Facebook group for individuals with Turner Syndrome (TS), for their insights on education. Read below to see what three ladies with TS had to say about their educational journey, their biggest challenges, and…

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How To Advocate for Your Child in School: Navigating 504 Plans and IEPs

Do you or a loved one have a child who struggles in school? Are you having difficulty advocating for their academic needs? Learn how to advocate for your child in school using a 504 plan or Individualized Educational Program (IEP)…

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Overcoming Educational Challenges

Christina is a woman with Turner Syndrome, a wife, and a teacher. In this post, she shares her perspective on what unique educational challenges children with Turner Syndrome might face. She also discusses some strategies to support your child so…

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Self-Advocacy Tips for Healthcare, School, and Work

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This month, we are discussing all kinds of advocacy, which includes self-advocacy. To be a self-advocate means to understand your needs and speak up for them until you get what you need. Sometimes, this can be intimidating, like if you’re…

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Tips for Obtaining your Driver’s License

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A common challenge for women and teenagers who have Turner Syndrome is obtaining a Driver’s License. Cognitive issues related to visual-spatial awareness and executive functioning are often associated with TS. These challenges can make it difficult to learn to drive….

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A Chat about Education

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Attend the Patient Workshop in California!

Cedars Sinai Workshop

Join the Department of Pediatrics at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California for a Turner Syndrome workshop! This workshop will take place on January 9, 2020 from 12:30 to 2. It features lectures by Dr. Michelle Schwieger and…

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