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April 7, 2020

Is your school refusing to accommodate your IEP student online?

Let’s face it, in-person, face-to-face learning isn’t really a viable option right now. This article walks you through the experience of a school refusing to accommodate the needs of an IEP Student. If you need help dealing with the school or need any other help, please reach out to us. We have advocates and trained multi-sensory tutors experienced in working with the schools and with children with IEP’s. Read Full Article
March 27, 2020

12 Museums to Visit Virtually

As the song goes, it appears that School’s Out For Summer! A fun activity that you can do while practice social distancing is virtual museum touring! People Magazine has a great article about 12 museums who are offering unique virtual tours. Don’t let the lockdown get you down, take a trip to The British Museum or Musée d’Orsay in France! The best part? You don’t have to get in a plane! View the article for […]
March 22, 2020

Special Education Funding Amid Coronavirus Scare

As the government begins making funds available for fighting the Coronavirus pandemic and for direct payments to Americans, funding for special education is in jeopardy. All too often it seems that education budgets get slashed when other priorities arise. As the government begins a multi-trillion dollar program to fight and recover from the pandemic, some lawmakers are placing special needs education funding on the chopping block. This means that many of the programs that families […]
February 26, 2020

Dyslexie: A font designed to help people with dyslexia.

Disclaimer: we are in no way affiliated with Dyslexie. Dyslexia can make it difficult for readers to distinguish between similar letter, such a ‘b’ and ‘d’ which can lead to confusion, apprehension or worse. Many techniques and tools have been developed over the years to help but one group has come up with a simple but powerful tool. Dyslexie, a font made specifically for readers with Dyslexia, offers uniquely shaped letters and spacing that through […]
February 24, 2020

Phonics: What’s old may be new again.

Recent research has shed interesting light on an old technique to help students with learning to read. You might remember a time when TV commercials featuring children shouting “Hooked On Phonics Worked for Me!” The popularity of phonics has waxed and waned over the years but now researchers are beginning to look at phonics, in combination with other methods, again. Phonics were a major part of reading instruction for many years, helping students to “sound […]
September 21, 2019

Dyslexia: You Can Be a Star

There seem to be a high proportion of famous dyslexics, which reveals that the challenge to overcome dyslexia also results in developing imagination and perseverance to not give up and achieve success.  Dr. Harold Levinson, child psychiatrist at the Levinson Medical Center for Children with Learning Disabilities, avers that leaning to sidestep dyslexics’ hidden and frustrating barriers forces them to develop and utilize hidden talents. One of these people is actor Whoopi Goldberg, one of […]
September 14, 2019

From the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse

Today, reading is essential in order to function in society.  Those who do not read adequately often fall behind or sadly drop out of school and there is a high probability that these students end up in prison. According to the National Right to Read Foundation, people who read poorly often end up in either low paying jobs, welfare, or in jail.  Dyslexic individuals are at risk of joining these individuals.  The prevalence of dyslexia […]
September 14, 2019

Autism and Reading Comprehension

What is the connection between autism and reading comprehension? Children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in some cases display advanced reading skills.  Although children with ASD have deficiencies within expressive and receptive language, they may accurately identify printed word as young as 18 months old without explicit instruction.  This ability is extraordinary as these children can read before mastering spoken language or being able to speak at all. In 1967, the term for reading […]
September 14, 2019

Understanding Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia By Lisa Priest Did you know that up to 1 in 5 children in every classroom in the United States has dyslexia? This makes dyslexia one of the most common learning disabilities, but it often goes undetected in our education system. Does your child have difficulty decoding or sounding out words? Does it take your child so long to sound out words that they lose the meaning of what they are reading? If […]

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