education · professional development

Staycation: Having to Change Mindset & Try Things Differently-personal lesson for an educator.

I am a creature of habit.  There is ease in doing things that have always been done a certain way.  A few years ago, my husband and I jumped from tent camping to the RV world…and I will never go back! We can now weather, rain, snow, cold, and heat without having to suffer or… Continue reading Staycation: Having to Change Mindset & Try Things Differently-personal lesson for an educator.

assistivetech · dyslexia · dyslexiatech · education · learning disabilities · technology

Blurring the lines between educational technology and assistive technology

The use of technology in the field of special education is not novel, it is actually the area of education where the use of technology began with any regularity.  I recall in my undergraduate studies in the early 90’s working at a preschool for children with special needs, learning programs that the speech pathologist regularly… Continue reading Blurring the lines between educational technology and assistive technology

assistivetech · dyslexia · dyslexiatech · education · learning disabilities · technology

#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