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.


"This Hidden World I Embrace"
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July 6, 2010 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Since she was diagnosed with dyslexia in fourth grade, Neena Holzman has blossomed into an original thinker and artist, recently finishing high school with ... Read More about "This Hidden World I Embrace"

One on One with Robert Langston
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June 16, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

  What's powering Robert Langston's dyslexic thinking lately? Following our review of his book, The Power of Dyslexic Thinking: How a Learning DisAbility ... Read More about One on One with Robert Langston

The Power of Dyslexic Thinking
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June 13, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

  Is dyslexia a gift in disguise? And if so, are we obscuring that gift by “fixing” dyslexic kids into a ... Read More about The Power of Dyslexic Thinking

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?"

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