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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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Teaching Math – No Need for Speed

Math Teaching: What do teachers need to know about teaching math? Strategy over speed, and math thinking over rote memorization. Check out Stanford professor Dr Jo Boaler tips from her new article, Speed and Time Pressure Block Working Memory.

“I was always deeply uncertain about my own intellectual capacity; I thought I was unintelligent. And it […]

Dyslexia Accommodations | First Days of School – What to Say [Premium]

At the start of every term, students all over the world have to get  ready for the spiel they need to say to their teachers in order to get accommodations in place. It seems especially tough to expect elementary school students to do the talking, but if a parent or friend help coaches, it can be  a positive experience […]
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How We Did It: Double Time Accommodations for Dysgraphia and Dyslexia [Premium]

It’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 […]
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