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Nov 15

Accommodate Those with Dyslexia by Thinking Outside of the Box

mbernard

Many years ago as a special education teacher, I spent much time ascertaining what strategies and interventions I could use in the classroom to provide a learning environment conducive to student success. I learned very early on that we best accommodate those with Dyslexia by thinking outside of the box. Given this, it places an […]

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21
Oct 15

October is a Special Month

mbernard

October is a special month… It is a time for us to celebrate Dyslexia. I have been amazed at the wonderful outings & rallies organized to bring more awareness to Dyslexia, as well as the Orton-Gillingham Approach as being the seminal remedial tool for this population. More and more states are passing the Dyslexia Law, […]

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15
Oct 15

World Dyslexia Day

mbernard

Happy World Dyslexia Day! October 15th is World Dyslexia Day & as I reflect on the Orton Gillingham Online Academy’s global impact on Dyslexia and the positive change taking place in schools all over the world, I am profoundly reminded about the paths that are appearing. These paths lead to immeasurable change in places that […]

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30
Sep 15

Say Dyslexia

mbernard

October is Dyslexia awareness month & it is my hope that schools across this country will begin to #SayDyslexia & provide their teachers with the training necessary to appropriately meet the learning differences in their classrooms.   As I reflect upon my own journey with my thriving and beautiful daughter who was diagnosed with Dyslexia […]

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23
Sep 15

First Love

mbernard

As we approach the month of October, which is Dyslexia Awareness Month, my attention is drawn to the Dyslexia community and the importance of camaraderie. I am convicted daily to remember my first love and just why I chose my career path… out of love, heart and passion for those with Dyslexia. Over the last […]

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12
Sep 15

Is Disappointment Hurtful or Helpful?

mbernard

Is disappointment Hurtful or Helpful? According to Webster, disappointment is “the feeling of sadness caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.” We all experience it. None of us are exempt from it. It’s just part of living in this world.   I have found, however, that people respond to disappointment very differently. Some appear to handle […]

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