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Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (October) is a time where people pay special attention to children and adults with learning disabilities. During this month, LD OnLine asks each of you to teach one person one new thing about learning disabilities. Find e-cards for teachers who have gone above and beyond to help a child with LD, book lists, inspirational stories, and lots more resources.

What's New

15 Things Never to Say to Parent of a Child with Dyslexia

"They'll grow out of it", "They're just immature", They'll catch up"
As school opens and teacher-parent conversations begin again, members of Decoding Dyslexia Utah offer advice on what they hope not to hear from educators or others.

Academic Vocabulary: Strategies and Tech Tools

Follow three teachers as they share their experiences using free technology tools plus proven classroom strategies to build students’ academic vocabulary. Lesson plans using context clues, semantic mapping, and word analysis were adapted from the Power Up What Works online instruction guides.

E-Books at Your Public Library

A vast majority of libraries in the United States have an e-book collection but few visitors know the books are there for loan. In this blog post from accessibility expert June Behrmann, you’ll learn how to navigate the offerings that are the most helpful for children who struggle with traditional print.

Today's News

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Today's Blog

"Aiming for Access" with June Behrmann

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More Highlights

Spelling and Dyslexia

Spelling is a challenge for people with dyslexia. This fact sheet from the International Dyslexia Association explains why people with dyslexia have trouble spelling, how to find out the reasons a particular child has this difficulty, and how to help children with dyslexia spell better.

Text Feature Walks

Get practical tips on how to help your students mine important content from common features found in informational text – such as the glossary, sidebars, diagrams, captions, photographs, maps, charts, and graphs. Use a whole-class think-aloud to explicitly model how expert readers use text features to make predictions, build vocabulary, and dive more deeply into the content.

1 in 5 Awareness Campaign

Join us and Understood.org to raise awareness for the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues during #LDAwarenessMonth -- with the right support, every child can thrive!

Contributions From You

Sunset in Maine

Today's Artist

Sunset in Maine, by Rebecca, age 11

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Today's First Person Essay

Robert Rauschenberg by Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg's works now hang in major art galleries and museums all over the world. When he was in school his success would not have been predicted. Rauschenberg has dyslexia...

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