Educators play a critical role in helping kids with LD be ready for the academic and social challenges of college. A student’s IEP should include post-secondary goals and provide support for achieving these goals. Learn more about how you can help your students find the best college match in an environment where every individual can thrive.
Research shows that to be on target for college and career readiness in reading by the end of eight grade, students should be able to demonstrate skill in five key skill areas. This article is full of classroom activities you can try in your middle school classroom to help kids improve reading skills up to or beyond benchmark levels.
Students with LD often face difficulties while reading, including losing their place, losing their focus, or not getting the point of the passage. These difficulties can be exacerbated when taking high-stakes tests like the SAT. Find out more about the common difficulties, and also some solutions that may help.
Accessibility expert June Behrmann developed 20 thought-provoking and practical questions and answers about dyslexia that teachers can use these to reflect on, evaluate, and craft their current practice. The goal: to make each classroom the best possible learning environment for students with dyslexia.
What does the technology landscape look like in your school? This technology implementation practice guide is your roadmap for bringing effective technology to your school. Use the Tech Inventory chart to assess the availability of tools and devices currently in use.
One of the simplest ways to evaluate the accessibility of instructional resources begins with a checklist. The Achieve OER Rubric VIII: Assurance of Accessibility Standards offers a list of features that meet accessibility standards which can be used to evaluate instructional resources.
With her co-author Henry Winkler, Oliver writes the popular Hank Zipzer and Here's Hank series about a young boy with learning differences who is funny, resourceful, and smart. Find out why kids (and their parents) love Hank, and learn more about the readable "dyslexie" font and page design in the Here's Hank series.
For parents of children with learning disabilities, dyslexia, or ADHD -- get advice from Understood.org experts on how to handle social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. You’ll also find feedback from parents like you on what works with their own children..