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Breaking News Dyslexia: Improved College Board Guidelines for Test Accommodations – Starting Jan 1, 2017

New from the College Board: 

“Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who are approved for and using testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT®, PSAT™10, PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT Subject Tests™, and AP® Exams. Most private […]

How They Did It: Dyslexia, Gifted Ed, and SAT and ACT Accommodations [Premium]

Today I had a chance to catch up with a member of our Dyslexic Advantage community who had just heard the great news that her 17 year old son had been granted accommodations for both the SAT and ACT, including the calculator-free section of the new SAT. This family navigated several difficult transitions: private school […]
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Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine February 2016 is Out!

Feb 2016 Premium Magazine Highlights:

Secrets of Serial Dyslexic Entrepreneurs – MIND Strengths, Super Writing Strategies (Elaboration), Phonics and Auditory Processing (free teacher resources and videos), Research: Hearing Simulation, Seeing But Not Hearing, Interview with the College Board (extended time, reading options, 2016 ADA Guidelines, appeals, math, gifted homeschool), Dyscalculia Fast Facts, This is Your […]

5 Must-Know Facts About Dyslexia & ADA

Important Update for All Students!

What are the 5 Facts about Dyslexia and ADA that you must know ? (from a newly released document from the US Department of Justice):

#1. Proof of Past Testing is Generally Sufficient to Support a Request

This is a huge decision – and certain to ease the financial burden for many […]

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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