On Accommodations: Dispatches from Headstrong Nation

Accommodations are one of the most important--and frequent--topics of discussion in my office. For students with learning differences, accommodations are a key part of their academic program: they're critical for helping these students  communicate what they know. There are lots of sites out there that discuss accommodations, and I hope to feature and link to as … Continue reading On Accommodations: Dispatches from Headstrong Nation

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Assistive Technology for Dyslexia

I attended a great webinar today sponsored by the amazing people at Learning Ally. Connecticut-based assistive technology consultant and trainer Jamie Martin was the presenter, and he did a terrific talk about different technology to support dyslexic students as they write. I loved one of the first things he mentioned: while these tools will be especially … Continue reading Assistive Technology for Dyslexia

Upcoming Event: “What’s next after high school?”

This is a great upcoming event for students with dyslexia and their families, and it could be helpful for students with other learning differences as well. It's a great opportunity and i encourage you to attend! -- PMK What’s Next After High School? Preparation and Planning for High School Students with Dyslexia and their Families … Continue reading Upcoming Event: “What’s next after high school?”

From WBUR’s Here and Now: “I’m not stupid. I’m dyslexic.”

I heard a great story this afternoon on WBUR's Here and Now program on the state of research and intervention for students with dyslexia. Things I loved: this story featured kids' voices, and these wise, seasoned students talked about how tough it is to grow up a dyslexic reader. Also encouraging was the latest-greatest research … Continue reading From WBUR’s Here and Now: “I’m not stupid. I’m dyslexic.”

Event debrief: BAISLD Transition to High School Forum

I've written before about my amazing colleagues in BAISLD, the Bay Area. Independent Schools Learning Differences group. This group consists of the people in schools in our region, mostly at the high school level, who specifically serve the needs of students with diagnosed learning and attentional impairments. Back in December, we'd planned to have one … Continue reading Event debrief: BAISLD Transition to High School Forum

The Week in Links: Terrific resources around the web

One of the things that makes me most thankful to be an educator here in San Francisco is something called BAISLD. The Bay Area Independent Schools Learning Differences group is a community of educators who work with what we like to call "neuro-diverse" learners in the independent schools in our region. Most of us are … Continue reading The Week in Links: Terrific resources around the web

Film Screening: “Dyslecksia: The Movie”

Come check out this great event next Tuesday in Palo Alto! -- PMK   Dislecksia: The Movie Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Athena Academy, 525 San Antonio Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 7:00pm (doors open at 6:45pm) Tickets $10.00 available online or in person at Athena Academy during school hours http://DislecksiaTheMovieScreening.eventbrite.com The filmmaker will moderate a community forum … Continue reading Film Screening: “Dyslecksia: The Movie”

PEN talk today!

Today I'm giving an extended reprise of my talk from Parents Education Network's EdRev event last spring. It's called "Success Starts at Home: Homework Strategies for Cultivating Independence and Self-Advocacy."  Here's the blurb from PEN's website: School is about more than learning reading, writing, and arithmetic: it's also about learning strategies for doing homework, studying for … Continue reading PEN talk today!

Eye to Eye Strike Out Stigma National Tour: Join the Kickoff Event!

This is a message from our national coordinator for Eye to Eye, Jesse Sanchez. CSH alumna Emma Fahy will be one of the folks on this road trip to "strike out stigma" across the country. Go check it out! -- PMK Eye to Eye’s LD/ADHD Strike Out Stigma National Tour is coming your way, and … Continue reading Eye to Eye Strike Out Stigma National Tour: Join the Kickoff Event!

“The LD Advantage”: Amazing work from a Drew senior

The latest PEN newsletter just pointed me to this remarkable website: it's the senior project of Nicolina Kristof, a 2013 graduate of the Drew School here in San Francisco. "The LD Advantage" is a website that features interviews with people diagnosed with learning differences. It focuses on their journeys, their experiences, and their insights about … Continue reading “The LD Advantage”: Amazing work from a Drew senior