If your student can't write, no matter what age - prepare yourself for the long haul because so much of schooling and even many aspects of hiring and work can require writing. When writing is difficult for students with dyslexia, it may be that they are having...
How Families Help [Premium]
Families can really make a difference. Many times, they are the last place to find encouragement or to help find a connection to the next opportunity in life. MARC’S UNCLE Marc shared with me that he grew up in a family that was poor with both parents working full-time to make ends meet. He […]
Tips From Hannah: College Junior with a 4.0 [Premium]
KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS – SELF-ADVOCATE – Early in group work, let your fellow students know that you’re dyslexic. Say, “I’m dyslexic, so I can’t read or write well, but I’m creative and can come up with ideas.” – Don’t be afraid of asking students to read things for you. You can help more if people […]
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 […]
SELF-ADVOCACY: Common Accommodations and Modifications
KNOW! One of the first steps in advocacy is knowing which accommodations and or modifications you need. ASK! Here's a nice list from the state of CT. There's a reason this article is filed under "Self-Advocacy". Students should be aware that they...
Resilience is a popular topic among today's educational leaders, and for good reason. If you grow up with significant academic, social, or socio-economic stress, you're more likely to still grow up as a happy, successful, and adaptive adult if you are resilient. Many...