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Q: What Are the Best Tests for Dyscalculia? What About the Feifer Test?

Dyscalculia, or a math learning disability is important to identify because formal identification can qualify a student for accommodations both in the classroom and for high stakes tests. It can co-occur with dyslexia and it is under-recognized.

We previously reviewed tests that can be used to identify dyscalculia HERE.

In our clinic, we liked to use […]

[PREMIUM] Letter for Teachers

As the school year starts, it’s time to open up the word processing program and get to work on a letter for your student’s teachers. Letters should be customized for the particular class, subject, grade, and student’s needs. Here’s a nice example from Trish: “You have our son, *** in your second period AP Lang […]
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Q: Can I Get an Online Test for Dyslexia?

A: The short answer is no, at least for comprehensive testing.
There are online checklists and screening tools and even testers who will meet with you virtually, but comprehensive testing for dyslexia that would be accepted by most standardized testing organizations like the College Board, ACT, or Licensing examinations, usually consists of in-person tests that […]

SELF-ADVOCACY: Common Accommodations and Modifications

KNOW! One of the first steps in advocacy is knowing which accommodations and / or modifications are necessary. Here’s a nice list from the state of CT.

ASK!
There’s a reason this article is filed under “Self-Advocacy”. Students should be aware that they are unlikely to get an appropriate education if they don’t ASK.

It comes easier […]

[PREMIUM] Dyslexia and Job Interviews

Here are some quick tips to consider if you’re on the job hunting trail. Job interviews can be pretty stressful, so prepare (actually, over-prepare) to help the process go as smoothly as possible. 1. Research the Company or Business – Do your homework: use official channels (the company’s website) as well as unofficial channels (former […]
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Dyslexia Accommodations

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability protected under the American for Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act. Students with Dyslexia have average or above average intelligence, but may have difficulty with reading, writing, spelling, and speed of processing so that it’s difficult to express their full range of understanding, […]

[PREMIUM] Gifted with ADHD: How We Asked for Extended Time & a Better Schedule

The road to advocacy has many twists and turns so if your student has moderate to severe difficulties with processing speed, be prepared to be nimble and responsive to challenges that arise. In our previous newsletter, we mentioned some of the advocacy that Laura and her son John took on his path as a 2E […]
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