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Amanda Morin

Staff Writer and Expert

Amanda Morin is a writer and expert for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) editorial team. She helps to create and vet the content that Understood.orguses to educate and empower the millions of parents who have children with learning and attention issues.

Prior to joining NCLD, Amanda worked 10 years as an early childhood educator. She taught kindergarten and worked with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities. She also spent nine years as freelance education writer, working with websites and publishers specializing in education and parenting. She has written three books for F+W Media, and her other clients included Education.com, the New York Times and Circle of Moms.

Amanda holds a B.S. in education from the University of Maine and has completed special education advocacy training from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. She lives in Maine with her husband and three children.

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Getting Specific About SLD: A Conversation Guide for Using Terms like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

Clear and effective communication between parents, educators, and other school professionals is critical to identifying and meeting the needs of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD). But sometimes, confusion over specific terms like dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia can lead to unnecessary tension or conflict between members of a student’s IEP team. And there may be … Continue reading Getting Specific About SLD: A Conversation Guide for Using Terms like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

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