In a recent post, we discussed how The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) relates to dyslexia. Today we’re going continue that conversation by digging into The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and examine how it applies to dyslexia.
Did you know there are specific education laws related to dyslexia? With IEP Season coming into full swing, as a parent it’s important to have your ducks in a row before walking into the meeting. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of these laws and today we’ll delve deeper into the law and how it relates to dyslexia.
The timer is probably one of the most used tools in academic settings, from the good old reliable kitchen timer to the online timer projected up on a SmartBoard. The reason they are used so frequently is because they work! But why do they work?
Where you work/study is as important as how you work/study! Intuitively, we know this. While the rare few may be able to work/study anywhere (just like the lucky handful who can sleep anywhere…), the majority of us need a designated workspace/ study zone – it’s one of the keys to our success. Here are few hints for creating your own ideal space.
ADHD is a commonly diagnosed learning and attention disorder. It is one of the few learning disabilities that has received attention beyond the medical/educational fields and has entered into the public consciousness. Due to it’s place in “common knowledge”, many misperceptions have arisen. ADHD effects a person’s ability to focus and maintain self-control. Just like dyslexia, it is a result of a person’s brain being “wired” differently and often runs in families.
In the 1930’s, Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham developed a language based approach to reading instruction, now commonly known as the Orton Gillingham Approach. It was originally designed to help struggling readers by explicitly teaching them the connections between sounds and letters. Nowadays, Orton Gillingham is a highly structured, multisensory approach, widely used with beginning and struggling readers.