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#atia16 Everyday #edtech can be #assistivetech #OGtech #LDtech

My friend and colleague Theresa Collins, Director of Language Instruction @EHSSouthport and I presented at the ATIA (Assistive Technology International Association) annual conference last week.  Our focus was on utilizing educational technology as part of multi-linguistic language instruction. (Orton-Gillingham approach meets edtech!)  Theresa and I have been working on this idea for quite a few months. She came from… Continue reading #atia16 Everyday #edtech can be #assistivetech #OGtech #LDtech

dyslexia · education · learning disabilities

Dear Mrs. Luongo,

Happy to announce the publication of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities which I co-authored with my friend @wkrakower.  Billy and I both work in the field of special education, him in a public school in New Jersey, myself at an independent school in Connecticut.  After we did a collaborative project with our writing classes using… Continue reading Dear Mrs. Luongo,

dyslexia · education · learning disabilities

Learning to read is a personal, educational and political battle

I thank Lindsay Jones from the National Center for Learning Disabilities for a recent conversation that had me deciding to put some of my small perspective out on the current landscape related to the political battle around learning differently. Just some basics: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first signed into Law in… Continue reading Learning to read is a personal, educational and political battle

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“A little Consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.“ ~Winnie-the-Pooh

Today was one of those days that makes me take pause and take stock, makes me consider many aspects of what I do.  What do I do? I work with students, amazing students who challenge my thinking, my practice, my vision of what could be and should be doing in education. Today I got this… Continue reading “A little Consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.“ ~Winnie-the-Pooh

assistivetech · dyslexia · education · learning disabilities

The Three D’s: Disability, Difference, Difficulty

I have taught in the field of special education for 19 years, but have been involved in the field since the 1980s when I started volunteering in a preschool special needs program at a local hospital. Over the years, the terminology used has ebbed and flowed with consideration for the meaning of words being used… Continue reading The Three D’s: Disability, Difference, Difficulty