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A Parent’s Perspective—A Success Story

Written by Julie from Indiana, Parent Contributor

In this Parent Perspective, Julie, the mother of a middle school student with dyslexia, discusses how her son Scott’s attitude and achievement levels began to improve after he began attending a school that was Orton-Gillingham based. Julie credited the positive changes in Scott’s personality and schoolwork to her son’s hard work as well as the … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—A Success Story

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IDEA 2004: Final Regulations Update

Written by Candace Cortiella

The U.S. Department of Education approved new federal regulations governing the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education law as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). These regulations are closely aligned with the federal IDEA law. NCLD has prepared a summary to highlight key provisions that impact how … Continue reading IDEA 2004: Final Regulations Update

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IDEA 2004: Improving Transition Planning and Results

Written by Candace Cortiella

Recent amendments to the federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04), include several revisions to the requirements for transition planning designed to improve postsecondary results for students with disabilities. Poor post-school outcomes for students with disabilities and the need for dramatic improvement in this area are not new issues. In … Continue reading IDEA 2004: Improving Transition Planning and Results

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2008 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

Written by Lenora Somervell

Lenora Somerville – Personal Statement I am an academically-gifted student who has struggled with learning disabilities (LDs) all my life although I wasn’t officially diagnosed until 2005. Since I began to talk, people remarked on my intelligence. Yet when I learned to write my name, I wrote a mirror image. I was nearly held back … Continue reading 2008 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

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