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Aiming for Access
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.
It's Dyslexia Awareness Month!
By Stacey Schwartz, AIM-VA
Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
Make a point to find more information this month about dyslexia and other learning disabilities that result in print disabilities. Learn about readily available accessible instructional materials that students with learning disabilities need to succeed in the classroom.
Real life examples
Like a Dyslexic is a video by a 12-year old girl, Isley, who has dyslexia. In this video she highlights the amazing accomplishments of famous individuals who have dyslexia. She raises awareness and expresses a personal hope to "fly" like one of her heroes, Richard Branson.
Here are some additional inspiring videos about individuals with dyslexia:
- Exclusive Sir Richard Branson on Dyslexia a video by Friends of Quinn and the National Center on Learning Disabilities on YouTube
- When Struggling with Dyslexia Makes You A Better Entrepreneur on the Fast Company website
- An Index of Successful Dyslexics on the website of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
- Success & Inspiration Stories on the University of Michigan website
- Star Power: Celebrities With Learning and Attention Issues by Amanda Morin on the Understood.org website