Non profit dyslexia tutor training

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The basic goal is to provide affordable, qualified and certified tutors to help local children learn to read by sending a small group of educators to a three-day training program at the University of Utah Reading Clinic in Salt Lake City. Because the focus is on actual educators, local schools will benefit from having these trained tutors using their knowledge in the classroom as teachers. But the teachers will also work as private tutors outside the classroom walls, working one-on-one with dyslexic children.

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Collegeboard accommodations approvals

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Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who are approved for and using testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT®, PSAT10, PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT Subject Tests, and AP® Exams. Most private school students with a current, formal school-based plan that meets College Board criteria will also have their current accommodations automatically approved for College Board exams. This streamlined process builds on the College Board’s August 2016 expansion of testing accommodations that can be approved directly by schools without the need for additional documentation.

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This Dyslexia font project needs your support

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You probably already know the dyslexia font that makes life so much easier for people with dyslexia. Now the same team is working on a pdf converter that will enable your computer to show all documents, including pdfs in the dyslexia font. Please go out and support their goal, every $ helps!

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How Dyslexia had an impact on Brexit

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One of the British politicians slipped up while trying to stick to the transcript of his speech and confused Breakfast with Brexit (the intended departure from the UK out of the European Union). When asked about it he blamed the slip-up on his dyslexia. This is how you need to be careful when seeking a career in politics while being dyslectic.

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New ADA guidelines for school and work

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The US Department of Justice just released final regulations regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act. “These rules clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated requirements.”

The regulations should be shared with ALL schools and workplaces when requesting accommodations.

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Dyslexia questions answered in Congress

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Department of Education Secretary John King answered questions about Dyslexia with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at Capitol Hill. King states that states and school districts must ensure at the IEP level that the educational needs of dyslexic students are being specifically met. He mentions Orton-Gillingham and Wilson method specifically by name.

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