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Teachers embrace audiobooks for students with dyslexia

Daily Herald (Provo, UT)

There’s good news for students who learn differently and those who teach them. Learning Ally, a national nonprofit, is considered a critical resource by thousands of students across the country who have learning disabilities like dyslexia, blindness or visual impairment, and has the world’s largest library of human-narrated audio textbooks, more than 77,000 titles. Learning Ally has also built a community of support, giving teachers and parents the tools needed to help students succeed. For parents, the organization provides personalized consultations, interactive webinars and assistance in finding specialists. For teachers, it offers professional training and a learning management system, known as Teacher Ally, which is designed to help them maximize their audiobook resources.

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"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943