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.


7 Ways to Empower Children Who Have Dyslexia - Foster the Gifts!
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December 7, 2015 by Mir Ali

By Jules Johnson As soon as a child is diagnosed with dyslexia, most parents (myself included) go into "fix ... Read More about 7 Ways to Empower Children Who Have Dyslexia - Foster the Gifts!

Building and Maintaining Resilience for Students Who Are Blind
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October 8, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

In his blog for Psychology Today, Peter Gray wrote a thought-provoking post entitled, “Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem ... Read More about Building and Maintaining Resilience for Students Who Are Blind

The Disability Services Office is a Tool, Not a Crutch
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August 3, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, despite ultimately graduating with honors, I found myself on academic probation ... Read More about The Disability Services Office is a Tool, Not a Crutch

Prepare for College: Partner with the DSO
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July 1, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Kristen Witucki, Learning Ally’s Community Coordinator for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, shares her best advice for how ... Read More about Prepare for College: Partner with the DSO

"The Test Score May Not Be Representative of Student's Ability."
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June 4, 2015 by Mir Ali

Parent and teacher Mary Alice Landis recently wrote us to ask: "Is Learning Ally aware of the fact that PARCC ... Read More about "The Test Score May Not Be Representative of Student's Ability."

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