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Test Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia Under the ADA – DOJ Statement

The Department of Justice has also released  video clarification of key rights for students regarding testing accommodations under the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act.  The entire video is located at the bottom of this post, but we are highlighting a section that mentions dyslexia by name (starts at 3:29)

Exams are to be administered […]

Too Much Homework for Dyslexic Students [Premium]

In one of the largest surveys of  Dyslexic school children across the United States to date (Dyslexia at School Survey, Dyslexic Advantage), an overwhelming majority (76%) reported that their public school students were routinely assigned work they couldn’t possibly complete.  1/2 of these students are in elementary school. Nearly 500 survey respondents provided additional details: […]
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Your Brain on Math Anxiety

This is your brain with math anxiety.

In children as young as 7 years old, researchers found that activation in areas such as the amygdala and hippocampus were seen in children who had high math anxiety. The amydala and hippocampus are areas of the brain associated with fear condition and negative emotions.

The children were given […]

READ Act (DYSLEXIA) Passes Senate Unanimously! President to Sign

The Senate unanimously passed the revised version of the READ ACT (HR 3033) TODAY, so onto the President for signing!

The revised Bill includes more specific wording about Dyslexia and requires the National Science Foundation to support:

“research on the early identification of children and students with dyslexia, professional development for teachers and administrators of students […]

Dyslexia and the NEW SAT

The new SAT starts March 2016.

From the New York Times,

“What’s true of the writing section is true of the new SAT in general: There’s much more to read. “The most fundamental change is that there are many, many more words,” said Aaron Golumbfskie, education director for PrepMatters. “If you don’t read well and happily, […]

MIT Professor: What Every Person with Dyslexia Should Know – The Full Story

Superstar MIT Professor Catherine Drennan (HHMI Scientist too – the top of the top in the world) shared her personal journey with dyslexia. She was in remedial classes and had to repeat a grade, and saw her self dropped lower and lower through all the reading groups, until her parents were pulled aside […]

Dyslexia and the Illusion of Inclusion – Making Education Fit the Child

There’s a viral post circulating on the Internet from a Texas special education professor: “It’s OK to say dyslexia!” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tweeted shortly before his agency released guidance targeting the needs of the 2.5 million students with a learning disability. But while the government highlights the unique needs of students with learning disabilities, they are […]