Sisyphus - pushing rockIt’s not easy. If you’re a student who requires double-time accommodations, be prepared for life-long advocacy in the educational system.

Several factors may contribute to the need of double-time accommodations.  For dyslexic students, writing can take more than twice as long as age peers because of weak letter writing automaticity (fingers cannot automatize the formation of letters), trouble calling up the correct words and spelling and grammar rules when you need them, and executive function and working memory challenges that make it difficult to put everything together. For the typical dyslexic student, the thinking and problem solving is easy, it’s case building and writing that are the hard part.

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