Archive for the ‘Education & Teaching’ Category

March 11, 2013

New Research Points to Better Math and Reading Test Scores for Readers With Disabilities Who Use Audiobooks

Students with print disabilities who have access to audiobooks significantly outperform their peers in math tests, according to a recent study conducted by the national nonprofit Learning Ally, the nation’s leading provider of accessible audiobook learning resources for students with disabilities such as dyslexia and visual impairment. The study reinforces the organization’s recent findings that audiobook resources bolster student performance in reading.

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March 7, 2013

Teaching the Teachers: Learning Ally’s Professional Development Workshops

Today’s classroom includes students with a wide range of abilities. How can teachers meet the needs of this diverse group? Focusing on high student engagement, understanding effective instruction and improving teamwork among teachers are three steps that can help educators ensure each student is successful. Terrie Noland, Learning Ally’s National Director for Professional Development, provides key insight into this new training series and gives a few insider-examples of Learning Ally’s expert tips for the classroom.

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January 17, 2013

New Research Points to Better Test Scores for Readers With Disabilities Who Use Audiobooks

Students with print disabilities who have access to audiobooks significantly outperform their peers in reading tests, according to a recent study conducted by the national nonprofit Learning Ally, the nation’s leading provider of accessible audiobook learning resources for students with disabilities such as dyslexia and visual impairment.

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May 10, 2012

Breaking the Cycle

Every one of the 809 students at the Preuss School in San Diego comes from low income-qualifying (“free lunch”) families with no college experience. Now that Preuss is partnering with Learning Ally, students with disabilities will have more independence and access to their rigorous studies to “…become empowered independent learners who will have a seamless transition into their successful futures!”

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