Category: Advocacy

Individuals with dyslexia—who think different—require effective advocates to achieve academic success. Learn effective techniques to achieve successful outcomes in the classroom and beyond.

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The Offensive Dyslexia T Shirt

What do you do when you spot an offensive dyslexia T shirt? A friend and colleague just sent me an urgent e-mail with the subject line, “Can you do something about this?” I opened...

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Dyslexia Stress at Home

Dealing with dyslexia stress at home can pose some unique challenges for families. The additional stress is not something many of us talk about, but we do need to acknowledge and manage. How many...

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Dyslexia and Special Education

Let’s get this out of the way first: It is my opinion that students with dyslexia do not belong in special education—if they are taught properly how to read, and their learning differences accommodated...

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Testing for Dyslexia

When it comes to testing for dyslexia, it’s important to listen to our children and hear when they say, “Enough is enough!” In my own son’s case, this is how he termed it: “I...

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Standardized Testing and Dyslexic Students

This is about the time of year when school districts across the country administer standardized testing. From my point of view, standardized testing and dyslexic students don’t mix too well. At least in the...

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Dyslexia and Bullying

Bullying by children has been outlawed in our schools. There are all sorts of programs to make certain that students recognize the damage such unkind behavior can cause. Dyslexia and Bullying can be an...

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Dyslexia Awareness Month

October was Dyslexia Awareness Month — and as these types of months go, it was a resounding success because so much happened at the local, state, and federal level — to improve the lives...

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Disability Awareness Days

The students of this community are nearly finished with the school year. They have learned their lessons, completed their homework, worked on their projects and taken their tests in the state-required curriculum. And, thanks to an...