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Does color affect readability for my child with dyslexia?

Imagine two college professors going at it nose to nose.   One is American, the other British.  The one from the USA is wearing black and white. The chap from England is wearing a multicolored jacket. “Black and white has the greatest contrast!” Swish…”It depends on many factors!” Nose to nose…toe to toe. Yelling so […]

How can parents help their special ed children?

Parental involvement is critical to the identification and instruction of your students/children (Southern New Hampshire University).  This is particularly true in inclusion classes (general and special education students in the same class).Traveling on the Wayback Machine…Nothing prepares you for your first day as a Special Educator…Nothing! Why? Everyone’s favorite special education mom shows up before school even […]

What are the benefits of small class size?

Students who receive reading instruction within smaller class sizes are more successful than those in traditional classrooms.  Interventions with positive learning result by providing longer and more frequent instructional times. Traveling on the Way-Wayback Machine to my student teaching…Boy did I get lucky.  I’m at one of the best colleges for education     (+The […]

How do I help a child with ADHD in Algebra 1?

How do I help a child with ADHD in Algebra 1? Math and ADHD are 2 words that don’t get along. Expect “acting out” instead. “Leave me alone” and “I don’t need help” reign supreme. What are you going to do? Give them what they want. Give her the ability to be in charge of […]

Does my son have a learning disability? That depends…

Blink…Blink…Blink.  Your son is staring blankly into space.  It’s like no one has said a word.  Blink. Blink. Blink.  Finally, a smile.  Blink. Blink. Blink.  What did the teacher ask?   “Can you read the next paragraph?”  Blink. Blink. Blink. Is your child unable to read or unwilling to read? Does your child have a […]