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.


A Blossoming Reader
A Blossoming Reader

May 15, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

From struggling with severe dyslexia in 4th grade to enjoying Tolstoy in her high school AP Literature class, Catherine ... Read More about A Blossoming Reader

Schooling the Gifted Dyslexic Child
Schooling the Gifted Dyslexic Child

April 24, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Despite the dyslexia that throttled his reading and early schooling experience, Zach Nathan displayed extraordinary talents in areas like ... Read More about Schooling the Gifted Dyslexic Child

A Great Educational Collaboration in Arkansas
A Great Educational Collaboration in Arkansas

April 19, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

On April 14 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Learning Ally team gathered with leaders of the Verizon Foundation and ... Read More about A Great Educational Collaboration in Arkansas

When Dyslexia Becomes an Advantage
When Dyslexia Becomes an Advantage

February 19, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Until he was formally diagnosed in 5th grade with acute dyslexia and a 3rd grade reading level, Ryan Ansel ... Read More about When Dyslexia Becomes an Advantage

Building Self-Advocacy through a Community-Based Movement
Building Self-Advocacy through a Community-Based Movement

November 16, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

In this last installment of a three-part series, Stewart J. Hudson, president of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, elaborates ... Read More about Building Self-Advocacy through a Community-Based Movement

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