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.


In a Student's Own Words: Dyslexia -- Disability or Difference?
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March 16, 2016 by Mir Ali

What follows is an essay sent in by a student named Annabel, who initially reached out to us via Facebook. She has ... Read More about In a Student's Own Words: Dyslexia -- Disability or Difference?

Tutor Highlight: Julie Rorabacher, Reading and Language Arts Centers
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February 19, 2016 by Mir Ali

When high school English teacher Julie Rorabacher had triplets, she decided she needed a more flexible career path. Tutoring children ... Read More about Tutor Highlight: Julie Rorabacher, Reading and Language Arts Centers

Specialist Spotlight: Hettie Johnson, Speech-Language Pathologist
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February 19, 2016 by Mir Ali

As a speech-language pathologist, Hettie Johnson believes in a holistic approach to helping children who struggle academically. "Our children ... Read More about Specialist Spotlight: Hettie Johnson, Speech-Language Pathologist

(Mis)Understanding Spelling Mistakes and How to (Re)Solve Them
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February 18, 2016 by Mir Ali

guest blog by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley Dyslexia Training Institute Spelling mistakes are not just annoyances that are begging to be marked ... Read More about (Mis)Understanding Spelling Mistakes and How to (Re)Solve Them

A Mother Shares Her Dyslexic Daughter's Turnaround
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February 11, 2016 by Mir Ali

In this powerful 2 minute video, Barbara Marbury talks about her daughter's early struggles with dyslexia, her success as ... Read More about A Mother Shares Her Dyslexic Daughter's Turnaround

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