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.


Steve McQueen: Overcoming His Shame of Dyslexia
Steve McQueen: Overcoming His Shame of Dyslexia

January 8, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

In a lengthy interview with The Guardian, Steve McQueen, the award-winning British director whose most recent film, 12 Years a Slave, is ... Read More about Steve McQueen: Overcoming His Shame of Dyslexia

11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools
11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools

December 19, 2013 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

[caption id="attachment_22607" align="alignright" width="300"] The PISA Test[/caption] Research shows that on the Program of International Student Assessment (PISA), an exam ... Read More about 11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools

My First Client Was My Child: Dyslexia Advocate, Attorney and Mom, Norma Francullo
My First Client Was My Child: Dyslexia Advocate, Attorney and Mom, Norma Francullo

December 2, 2013 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Many professionals in the special education field chose their specialization because of a personal connection to the cause. Learning ... Read More about My First Client Was My Child: Dyslexia Advocate, Attorney and Mom, Norma Francullo

Susan Barton: Myths About Dyslexia
Susan Barton: Myths About Dyslexia

November 13, 2013 by Jenny Falke (LAE)

When parents try to get their child's school to recognize -- and do something -- about their spelling, writing, ... Read More about Susan Barton: Myths About Dyslexia

From "Slow Reader" to Educational Therapist
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November 6, 2013 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Although it’s been many years since she was made to sit at the “slow readers’ table” as a dyslexic ... Read More about From "Slow Reader" to Educational Therapist

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