Diplomas at Risk

Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities. By The National Center for Learning Disabilities, May 2013 Watering down the graduation requirements for students with disabilities — or worse yet, excusing them altogether — is not an option.  

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Teacher Training

What percentage of teachers has been trained on dyslexia, its warning signs, and accommodation strategies that can help students with dyslexia? Through no fault of their own, teachers (including general education teachers, reading specialists and special education teachers) often receive no training on dyslexia. It can be frustrating to be teaching without the necessary tools.  Let’s help get our teachers the

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Signs of Dyslexia

Cheri Rae from the Dyslexia Project blogged “If I only had known what to look for.”  The signs of dyslexia can be confusing. And often hidden. In the spirit of raising awareness, DD-OR founding members created a one page post card of possible signs of dyslexia to share with the public. We found it difficult to narrow down the list! The

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One in Five

As many as one in five students may have some degree of dyslexia.  Dyslexia is characterized by an unexpected difficulty in reading in children and adults who otherwise possess the intelligence, motivation, and schooling considered necessary for accurate and fluent reading (Shaywitz 1998). It represents one of the most common problems affecting children and adults with prevalence

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