About the Author

About the Author


blog posts are personal stories that parents and other individuals have asked to write anonymously.


A specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing.


A tool or procedure that provides equal access to instruction and assessment for students with disabilities.

special education:

Specially designed instruction, provided at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. It can include specialized activities in gym, music and arts education and specialized instruction in the classroom, home or other settings.


The skills and understanding needed to enable children and adults to explain their specific learning disabilities or needs to others.