In this two-part blog, two mothers and daughters share their challenges and triumphs as they navigate learning support tools, assistive technology, and misperceptions about dyslexia. Learn how Kayley and Ella went from struggling readers to confident readers. This series includes remarks from a February 8 webinar hosted by Bookshare and Understood.
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Andrew Kahn, PsyD and Understood subject matter expert, explains how to celebrate strengths of neurodivergent students and leverage inclusive technologies and UDL to put students on a positive path to reading success.
In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we look back at two extraordinary Bookshare members who share their perspectives on living – and thriving – with dyslexia, a language-based learning disorder that causes difficulty with reading. Plus, we shine a light on a treasure trove of books featuring characters with learning disabilities to foster inclusion and empathy and engage young readers.
Madison is a proud dyslexic and dysgraphic honors student. She shares her experience getting diagnosed in late elementary school, learning to embrace her accommodations, and finding the right college to achieve her career goals.
We love Bookshare members – and the teachers, parents, and other caring individuals who support our members. We celebrate the success of every person who overcomes reading barriers with the help of the Bookshare library and assistive technology. Good news is always worth sharing, and we hope these tweets make you smile, inspire you to find your next book, or tell a friend about Bookshare.
Three students with dyslexia share how they leverage a variety of instructional delivery platforms, assistive technology solutions, and personal coping strategies to make distance learning work for them
Amy Ratajczak, a speech-language pathologist, explains how assistive technology helps students with reading comprehension, decoding, and fluency so they can access grade-level text independently.
Do you have students with reading barriers like dyslexia, low vision, or cerebral palsy? Are you looking for books in alternate formats like audio, large print, or braille? Join us for a free webinar on resources for students with dyslexia or visual or physical disabilities who need reading accommodations.
Meet Emery. Emery is a sixth grade student from Garland, Texas. At the age of seven, Emery was diagnosed with dyslexia and thought she would never learn how to read. Emery would get frustrated because she could not understand the words she was reading on a page or read like her peers. With the support of her family and dyslexia resources like Bookshare, Emery’s reading and school experience improved. Using specialized audiobooks from Bookshare, she learned how to track sentences and decode words. She discovered that there was more to reading beyond word for word and experienced what it was…
Part 1: How “The Crazy Reading Ladies” turned Horace Mann Middle School into the school that reads. This blog is part one of a three-part series. The expectations of middle school are daunting enough without the added challenges for students with learning disabilities. Students who have difficulty with reading find themselves at a disadvantage that has repercussions academically and socially. Fortunately, Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin, Massachusetts, has Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, affectionately known by their students as “The Crazy Reading Ladies.” Erin is a reading specialist who provides intensive reading instruction in both pull-out and inclusion classes.…