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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

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Proof Being a Connected Educator Does Directly Impact Student Learning

Yes you read that correctly…I have proof!  So skeptics keep reading, if you get it, move on to another blog post, or send this along. If you follow me on Twitter or follow my blog and/or podcast, you know I work with students who learn differently.  I am a Special Education Teacher/Director of Technology at… Continue reading Proof Being a Connected Educator Does Directly Impact Student Learning

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#ATIA15 Reflection: Light years ahead of the past, but who is being left behind.

Sitting here looking out at the snow falling, reflecting on the fact that just two days ago I was sitting in sunny Orlando!  The only nice thing is the snow led to a snow day.  What brought me to Orlando was the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference. This is my second year attending this… Continue reading #ATIA15 Reflection: Light years ahead of the past, but who is being left behind.

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New Year, New Adventures

This is the season of being thankful and grateful, and I am indeed feeling both.  I am excited to begin a new adventure and bring you resources for Learning Differently.  As a passionate educator in the field of special education, I know there are so many amazing resources out there in the many avenues that… Continue reading New Year, New Adventures

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#edrev reflection

So I was sent on this adventure from Southport, CT to San Francisco, CA with six eighth grade students to experience #edrev on our headmaster’s recommendation recently. #edrev is a conference designed by @SAFENational  and @pensf “EdRev, conceived of and brought to life by PEN in 2009, provides a unique day of interaction among students,… Continue reading #edrev reflection

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Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability

Dyslexia is often referred to as the hidden disability. (I use the term dyslexia to include all forms of language based learning disabilities) Mobility, vision, hearing and other disabilities are often more obvious to the world, especially in the world of education.  Accommodations for these children are imperative to their functioning in the classroom and… Continue reading Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability