Posts Tagged ‘dyslexia’

U.S. Department of Education Encourages Schools to Use the Terms “Dyslexia,” “Dysgraphia” and “Dyscalculia” in IEPs.

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U.S. Department of Education Encourages Schools to Use the Terms “Dyslexia,” “Dysgraphia” and “Dyscalculia” in IEPs. In the News blog post by Geri Coleman Tucker  from Understood.org Oct 23, 2015 It’s always been OK to say “dyslexia,” “dysgraphia” or “dyscalculia” in an IEP. But now the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is encouraging states and school systems nationwide to use these terms when appropriate. They’re also reminding them that there’s nothing […] read full post >>

Yes I Get Extra Time to Take Tests, But No You Don’t Want My Learning Disability

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Yes I Get Extra Time to Take Tests, But No You Don’t Want My Learning Disability I vividly remember the first time I had to justify getting extra time to take a test. It was my sophomore year of high school, and the other special kids and I had been cordoned off to take our finals. My crush walked by and I said hello, hopefully. “What are you getting extra time […] read full post >>

Manhattan & Brooklyn New York City Tutoring for Students with Dyslexia

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Manhattan & Brooklyn New York City Tutoring for Students with Dyslexia Themba Tutors works with students of all ages with dyslexia. Our learning specialists provide dyslexic students with the tools they need to become more efficient learners. Our tutoring is strategy based and helps dyslexic become more organized, better at test taking, and more skilled at using techniques to improve their reading comprehension, oral communication, and […] read full post >>

Finding a Qualified and Caring Professional Tutor/Learning Specialist for a Student with a Learning Difference

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Finding a Qualified and Caring Professional Tutor/Learning Specialist for a Student with a Learning Difference Finding the appropriate tutor with the right academic training, professional experience, and the ability to guide and nurture their student can be a challenge, particularly for a child with a learning difference, such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism spectrum, language processing difficulties or other issues. Anyone can tutor; it is an unregulated field. Finding the best […] read full post >>