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Does your child have trouble with others being able to read her writing, or with organizing thoughts on paper? Here are some ways to talk about these difficulties, which can be signs of #dysgraphia.

Dysgraphia Glossary: Important Terms About Writing Disabilities

Students use Learning Ally's accessible audio textbooks to listen as they follow along in the book. They learn differently and the multi-sensory approach is one way of learning that works for students with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

Easy-to-understand primers about IEPs and 504 Education Plans from KidsHealth: IEP: 504:

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

get your kids INTO writing with Harry Potter fanfiction -- it's amazing!

Educate teachers. All teachers should be explicitly trained in the Orton- Gillingham multisensory reading techniques. It is the best method for all learners.

This publication offers seven printable board games that cover the six types of syllables (closed, open silent e, r-combination, consonant le, a...

I'll always remember Mr. Byrd's class where he made fun of me for having a hard time reading a paragraph - and I don't even have a really bad case. Never make fun - it's creates scars that sometimes never heal. Luckily over time I was able to overcome a lot of my reading problems.

Things kids with dyslexia wish everyone knew. I have dyslexia when it comes to numbers. See our 12 fonts 4 dyslexic students at www.teacherspayte...

Scientists are using brain imaging technology to try to understand and learn about dyslexia. blogs.discovermag...

"Dyslexia is swirling tornadoes on the page...a tormenting storm in my stomach."

Each of these people made a difference because of their learning differences. What an elite group in which to be a member! Part 3 of 3

Colleges that are best for students with learning differences, scholarship opportunities and more resources for the college-bound student:

The "10 Sites to Download Free Audio Books" that I posted several months ago on Tumblr has been shared almost 8,000 times. For those of you who are new, I'll share it here: dyslexic-kids.tum...

People with dyslexia do not need to be changed or "fixed".

Students with dyslexia often need accommodations in order to complete the same assignments as other students. But what accommodations should you request? Here are a few possible accommodations taken from an article by NCLD (

I would add that every child who has dyslexia has different symptoms and different levels of severity. While not every tool or tutoring method will work the same for every child, I firmly believe that each and every child with dyslexia can and will succeed with proper support. ~Scott Forsythe

A metaphor about dyslexia by Caitlin in which reading is the locked room and the "key" is the key to reading. Note from the artist: "You should never tell a person with dyslexia that all their problems will be solved if they just try harder. We're not lazy and we're working our hardest, we just need a different key than most people." (rueraven on Tumblr)

The International Dyslexia Association has created a list of apps to help with spelling.

Dysgraphia mind map. Compare the four mind maps: dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia. The number of overlapping or related symptoms is interesting, don’t you think?

The numbers of students affected by dyslexia, and the costs of inattention are too high. Dyslexia can be a killer.

Interesting comparison of common learning differences

Visual Aspects of Dyslexia: John Stein, Zoi Kapoula: 9780199589814: Books

Interesting "Brainscape" illustration

Dyslexia, communication, RB/LB, in the work place...great article.