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.


The Power of Dyslexic Thinking
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June 13, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

  Is dyslexia a gift in disguise? And if so, are we obscuring that gift by “fixing” dyslexic kids into a ... Read More about The Power of Dyslexic Thinking

"Get Caught Listening"
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June 9, 2010 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

We're already halfway into National Audiobook Month. The theme for this month – “Let’s Get Caught Listening” – is a ... Read More about "Get Caught Listening"

Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books
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June 1, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

For eight-year-old Leslie, dyslexia kept her reading at a kindergarten level even as she crossed through second grade. But ... Read More about Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books

Working at My Own Pace
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May 27, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Blinded by a roadside bomb in Mahmudiyah, Iraq on August 22, 2004, retired Marine Michael Jernigan is now thriving in college ... Read More about Working at My Own Pace

"What's Wrong With You?"
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May 17, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Stacey Dugan Montebello, a student at Maryland Institute College of Art, writes with passion about her experiences struggling with dyslexia as ... Read More about "What's Wrong With You?"