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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 […]

The Moral Harm of Dyslexia Unawareness

Primum non nocere. – Latin Saying (First, do no harm)

The Latin Saying Primum non-nocere may not have originated with Hippocrates, however the advice is also like a laser beam focused on the greatest harm that comes from dyslexia unawareness.

A few days ago, a colleague sent me an article where Avengers star (Bruce Banner / the […]

What is Dyscalculia? – Fast Facts [Premium]

“There is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations, or IEP documents.” – Michael Yudin, Department of Education

“Dyscalculia is not assessed in our schools.”  – school professional

 

Fast Facts about Dyscalculia

What Is Dyscalculia?   Dyscalculia is usually defined as a difficulty with […]

Getting the Facts Straight About Test Accommodations

A few months ago, the news has been filled with details about a college admissions scandal committed by wealthy families and celebrities to boost their children’s admission rates to select colleges and universities.

Parents apparently paid up to $6+ million dollars to have their children admitted to certain schools. Movie stars caught up in the […]

Dyslexia and Accommodations – ADA Guidelines for School and Work

The US Department of Justice just released final regulations regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act. “These rules clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated requirements.” Direct link to the gov ADA update is HERE.

The regulations should be shared with ALL schools […]

Dyslexia and College – Are You Ready? [Premium]

Dyslexia at College Crash Course Strategies for Success in College, Grad School and Medical School Tips from a Science Major at College In the following videos, check out these helpful strategies, tips, and tricks about course selection, sending your documentation and request for accommodations to the learning center / disability office, understanding the most common […]
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Do We Need to Revoke the IEP? – School Q & A

“My daughter currently has an IEP. We asked that we keep her accommodations of the IEP in place but take a break from the support she is receiving from the resource teachers, with both pull out and push in. We were told that we need to revoke her IEP in order to do this. […]

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