Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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Now more than ever, people with learning and visual disabilities are flourishing in the classroom, launching productive careers and becoming assets in their communities. This blog spotlights remarkable individuals who demonstrate that having a visual or print disability is no barrier to educational success.


Confessions of a Teacher: I No Longer Hide My Dyslexia
Confessions of a Teacher: I No Longer Hide My Dyslexia

August 23, 2016 by Mir Ali

As a young teacher in 1989, Lorna Wooldridge went to a course to learn more about how to help ... Read More about Confessions of a Teacher: I No Longer Hide My Dyslexia

Specialist of the Month: Dr. Melyssa Higgins, Licensed Psychologist
Specialist of the Month: Dr. Melyssa Higgins, Licensed Psychologist

August 19, 2016 by Mir Ali

Dr. Melyssa Higgins is a Licensed Psychologist and Educational Consultant in the Seattle, Washington area. At ABCD, Inc, Higgins specializes in the ... Read More about Specialist of the Month: Dr. Melyssa Higgins, Licensed Psychologist

When My Son Was Younger, I Was His Audiobook
When My Son Was Younger, I Was His Audiobook

August 2, 2016 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Guest blog by Pamela, mother to Marcus, who has a learning disability. Without access to literature, people with disabilities are at a ... Read More about When My Son Was Younger, I Was His Audiobook

Gaining Independence as a College Student who is Blind
Gaining Independence as a College Student who is Blind

July 29, 2016 by Mir Ali

by Megan Dausch, a Learning Ally College Success Program mentor The word independence was one I always revered. It was ... Read More about Gaining Independence as a College Student who is Blind

Writing an IEP for Dyslexia Based on Strengths as well as Weaknesses
Writing an IEP for Dyslexia Based on Strengths as well as Weaknesses

July 25, 2016 by Mir Ali

By Eileen Miller: Advocate, Tutor, Mom As an advocate who specializes in the field of dyslexia, I'm constantly trying to ... Read More about Writing an IEP for Dyslexia Based on Strengths as well as Weaknesses

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