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Surviving IEP Season [Premium]

IEP season usually runs from late March through early June, and it’s a time when parents and teachers meet with the IEP team to assess the past year’s progress and also plan for changes that should take place for the upcoming year. Be aware, too, that we have a new Supreme Court decision that is […]
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Why It’s Important to Say Dyslexia But Also Support Its Strengths

What is Dyslexia?  Dyslexia is a brain-based learning difference with a strong genetic basis. It characterized by unexpected difficulties in fluent reading and specific patterns of difficulty with writing, spelling, and sometimes math as well as strengths in problem-solving and many aspects of creative thinking. The word unexpected is used because dyslexic children have […]

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 […]

5 Reasons to Say Dyslexia

What are the 5 Reasons to Say Dyslexia?

1. The Science.
Say Dyslexia because of Science. Dyslexia is supported by over a century of basic, clinical, and educational research. Why shouldn’t we connect day-to-day experiences with scientific understanding?

2. A Dyslexia-Appropriate Education.
Say Dyslexia because of Education. Unless dyslexia is recognized by name in our schools, students have not chance of having their […]