Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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.

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Gut Instincts: Parents are almost always right about their children’s reading struggles

Gut Instincts: Parents are almost always right about their children’s reading struggles

If you are concerned about your child's reading struggles - Do not ignore this concern. Pursue a good diagnostic assessment, and do not wait. [read more]

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June 14, 2010

The Power of Dyslexic Thinking

Is dyslexia a gift in disguise? And if so, are we obscuring that gift by “fixing” dyslexic kids into a “normal” mode based purely on reading, writing and math skills? Robert Langston thinks so -- and as a third-generation dyslexic person who gets 85 percent of his knowledge from listening, he is also worth listening to.

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May 28, 2010

Working at My Own Pace

Blinded by a roadside bomb in Mahmudiyah, Iraq on August 22, 2004, retired Marine Michael Jernigan is now thriving in college and speaking out for veteran wounded warriors hoping to rekindle their education. At RFB&D's Access and Achievement Roundtable in Washington, D.C. earlier this year, he shared some personal thoughts on independence vis a vis his educational path.

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