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.


Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books
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June 1, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

For eight-year-old Leslie, dyslexia kept her reading at a kindergarten level even as she crossed through second grade. But ... Read More about Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books

"What's Wrong With You?"
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May 17, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Stacey Dugan Montebello, a student at Maryland Institute College of Art, writes with passion about her experiences struggling with dyslexia as ... Read More about "What's Wrong With You?"

A Parent's Perspective
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March 31, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

"I hope we're coming to a period where our country is enlightened enough to help all children, regardless ... Read More about A Parent's Perspective

Late Bloomer Finds Life's Color
Michele Shepherd

March 22, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

"If you asked me to sing and dance, I would gladly sing and dance. But if you asked ... Read More about Late Bloomer Finds Life's Color

Independence: Reclaiming Lost Time
Alyssa Lang

March 6, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

This week, our series of entries will continue with brief statements around the theme of independence, as voiced by ... Read More about Independence: Reclaiming Lost Time