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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 Letter to my Dyslexic Child's New Teacher
A Letter to my Dyslexic Child's New Teacher

August 4, 2015 by Mir Ali

Dear Ms Smith, First, I want to say how much I admire you. You see, I am the daughter of ... Read More about A Letter to my Dyslexic Child's New Teacher

The Great Dyslexia Balancing Act -- Ear Reading vs Eye Reading
The Great Dyslexia Balancing Act -- Ear Reading vs Eye Reading

July 9, 2015 by Mir Ali

My daughter has dyslexia, and I'm unsure how to balance her time in reading audiobooks vs traditional reading. I ... Read More about The Great Dyslexia Balancing Act -- Ear Reading vs Eye Reading

Jurassic Dreams Bigger than Dinosaurs
Jurassic Dreams Bigger than Dinosaurs

June 12, 2015 by Mir Ali

My 9 year old son is red-headed, charming, highly intelligent, loves dinosaurs, and is also severely dyslexic. Dyslexia is just ... Read More about Jurassic Dreams Bigger than Dinosaurs

"The Test Score May Not Be Representative of Student's Ability."

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."

What a Test Doesn't Measure
What a Test Doesn't Measure

June 3, 2015 by Mir Ali

Parent Michelle Lewis writes, "I'm in tears. My dyslexic 3rd grader is testing for the first time today. His teacher ... Read More about What a Test Doesn't Measure

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