Assistive Technology

Students with learning disabilities like dyslexia and dysgraphia often benefit from accommodations and modifications to support their ability to access and participate in the classroom curriculum. This may involve the use of AT (assistive technology), defined by IDEA as “any […]

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The Critical Role of Progress Monitoring

Students who are not at grade level with literacy skills may be receiving intervention through a formal Individualized Education Program (IEP) or through Tier 2/3 support via MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support). Core education, or Tier 1, is given to […]

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How Far is Far Enough Behind?

North Carolina families frequently report that their request for a special education evaluation is denied because, “They say my child isn’t far enough behind.” How far is “far enough” behind? How far behind does a student have to be for […]

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Is Dyslexia a Medical Condition?

One widely circulated definition of dyslexia is that of the International Dyslexia Association, which states that, “Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by […]

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