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Bookshare.org – Reading for All

Bookshare.org – Reading for All

Budgeting within the confines of very limited resources can be extremely challenging – especially for students with learning challenges.   Bookshare.org is a wonderful program, currently funded by the US Department of Education Office of Special Education, that provides free reading material to those who have print disabilities. According to their guidelines, anyone with a disability that
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The Lowdown on Dyslexia

The Lowdown on Dyslexia

by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley of The Dyslexia Training Institute Every teacher in every classroom in every school in this country (and beyond) will come across several, if not dozens, of students who just can’t keep seem to get the ‘reading thing’ down. The students are smart, articulate, and creative, yet they omit small words, read
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Dyslexia for a Day and Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia for a Day and Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and the perfect time to get informed about this neurological processing disorder.  Despite popular opinion that dyslexia is a simple reversal or switching around of words while reading, it is far from that.  Instead, the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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Dyslexia and the Special Education Law

Dyslexia and the Special Education Law

by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Guest Blogger The mere utterance of the word dyslexia within the confines of a school campus can stop a conversation and create a divide between a parent and that school. This does not have to be the case and there is information teachers can arm themselves with and become a resource
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Dyslexia in the Classroom by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Dyslexia in the Classroom by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

    Dyslexia in the Classroom Guest Post by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Dyslexia Training Institute The word dyslexia has unfortunately been used, abused and misused throughout the years which has made teachers, administrators, and school psychologists resistant to using this word, but dyslexia does have one definition and there are specific symptoms associated with dyslexia.
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Understanding Dyslexia by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Understanding Dyslexia by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

How many times have you struggled to figure out why a student in your class cannot read?  He is a smart child with a creative and clever mind, but when it comes to reading, he cannot distinguish “what” from “when” or “if” from “of” no matter how many times they are on his spelling test. 
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