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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.

February 18, 2015

For some students, hearing passages aloud is enough for them to understand the content. For those learners, human and/or electronic readers keep them involved with learning across the curriculum. Sometimes those learners combine an audiobook and keep a printed copy in hand or on their lap.

February 17, 2015

Short videos can go a long way to tell a promising story of how students with dyslexia and other special needs who learn differently can succeed in school. The videos chosen here run less than seven minutes. Each can be a resource to raise community awareness or to impart the latest thinking to aid professional development. From AIM-VA Partners:

February 13, 2015

"Leap Into Learning Differently," a new website by Sharon LePage Plante, is crafted carefully to include "amazing people who care about learning for all students." She is site founder and also a tireless teacher, tech director, and social-media-in-

February 16, 2015

Accessible digital text is the way to go when students have differing abilities. Meanwhile, flexible digital learning also supports the variability that any single learner experiences in the course of a day.

January 22, 2015

Hopefully, all educators have New Year's resolutions in place to improve professional practice.

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Reading intervention specialist working one-on-one with an elementary student struggling readers

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