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Aiming for Access

June Behrmann

June Behrmann is a longtime special education teacher (pre-K to grade 6) who retired for about two seconds, and is now prospecting for accessible instructional resources. Follow June on Twitter @aimnoncat. Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with us.

8 New, Nearly New Dyslexia Resources Support Struggling Readers + Teachers Who Serve Them

January 29, 2016

Teachers, parents, and students should be seeing subtle and obvious changes in how dyslexia is identified and how educational services are delivered in schools.

Digital Choices

One simple measure to enact positive change is for educators and parents to act jointly during an Individualized Education Program meeting to bring accessible educational materials (AEM) at no cost to an eligible student. This student does not thrive using traditional learning materials in print. AEM is not a solution to the larger problems of identifying dyslexia earlier and intervening broadly with appropriate instruction. The AEM program brings a federally funded and free support to eligible students when print is a barrier to learning. AEM is a continuum. The state AEM program, such as AIM-VA, should be considered when the digital choices by schools and the resources at the public library provide less accessibility than a student needs.

The AIM-VA blog offers information that supports students with a range of disabilities who are struggling to read and learn. The selected resources that follow are new and nearly new. 

New In 2016

Good Reads in 2015

Video: 7 Inevitable Dyslexic Moments

 

Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with our Reading Rockets audience.

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