Spe Edu. Golden Rules book uses the word dyslexic

I am often asked in IEP meetings where it uses the word dyslexia is found under a specific learning disability. Here it is for those of you that need or want it: http://www.usu.edu/teachall/rules.htmthen click on Special Education “Golden Rules” Book On p. 11 in the Special Education “Golden Rules” Book it states: 50. Specific learning […]

Disconnected Kids- A book

Just wondering if anyone has heard of this book? Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders (Hardcover) by Dr. Robert Melillo (Author) http://www.amazon.com/Disconnected-Kids-Groundbreaking-Neurological-Disorders/dp/039953475X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249493221&sr=8-1

Vision Therapy not Working to correct dyslexia

Evidence Does Not Support Vision Therapy to Correct Dyslexia in Children NEW YORK — August 5, 2009 — Children with suspected dyslexia and learning disabilities should receive only individualised, evidenced-based diagnostic and educational interventions combined with psychological, medical and vision-oriented treatments as needed. In a joint policy statement, “Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision,” the American […]

IDEA Helps

This is a website that discuses different IDEA topicsThey are broad casts and they are quite interesting for those of you that would rather listen than read.The following are topics they have. They are written from the California State Office of Education but can apply to all:TOPICS given: The IDEA 2004 and the IDEA 2006 […]

Understand More!!!

Is your child struggling with comprehension? Here’s something for you:http://www.understandmore.com/

Yeah for Bookshare!!!

Check this out: Accessible Books and Periodicalsfor Readers with Print Disabilities Bookshare is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities. Student memberships are currently funded by an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Bookshare dramatically increases the accessibility of books. Bookshare believes that people with disabilities deserve […]


Utah Parent Center

Utah Parent Center(UPC) is an award-winning, statewide, no-profit organization founded in 1984 by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help parents facing similar challenges throughout Utah. For more than 20 years, the caring, competent staf of the UPC has utilized a parent to parent model to hlep many thousand of parents and to […]

Choice Skills

http://choiceskills.com check it out! ChoiceSkills.com, is the home of Character Based Learning. Their sole purpose for existence is to provide curriculum enrichment resources designed to improve student performance. They utilize simple strategies that can be employed in any public, private or home school curriculum to increase student interest, motivation and commitment to learning. I invite […]


USIMAC is the Utah State Instruction Materials Access Center. They are the state resource for accessible alternate format instructional materials. They are the state coordinaters with publishers of the NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard). They are also the state producer of alternate format instructional material. NIMAS(National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard) offers blind or print […]

From the Utah State Office of Education passed down

“The term dyslexia is often used interchangeably with reading disability. Dyslexia is commonly used in medical settings, although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) uses the term “reading disorder” instead. Some researchers use the term dyslexia in a narrow sense to refer to difficulty with accurate and fluent single word identification, or […]

This post is a month late, but better late than never, right?We lost our camera and I’ve been slow at collecting some from my mom. We had the chance to go to California for our family trip this year. We had a wonderful time!Ansley and Cousin Emi in Disneyland meeting MinnieQuinn and Holden at San […]


Book: Rosa Parks-My Story

If you want a book that talks about segregation this is a great book. Her life is simple and it’s an easy read, but quite interesting!

Book: Number the Stars-Lois Lowry

If you want a safe book that talks about the Holocaust this is a good book for that

Books: History Makers Bios

I went to Barnes and Noble and loaded up on some books I thought my students might be interested in. They are about famous people and the truth about them too! The one’s I’ve read thus far are:Christopher ColumbusGeorge WashingtonWalt DisneyI still have the following two books to read:Thomas EdisonNeil ArmstrongThey are in the children’s […]

The Author's Guild Protest on Video


The Authors Guild

The Authors Guild has posted the following statement on its website: Making the Kindle Accessible to the Print Disabled April 7, 2009. Today, the National Federation of the Blind led a protest in front of the Guild’s offices in Manhattan. This protest stems from Amazon’s announcement in February that it would allow publishers to disable […]


Here’s some inspiring clips to watch for a little tug at the heart and a reminder of keeping important things/people in perspective.http://www.simpletruths.com/movies.aspMy favorite are:Love is spelling T-I-M-EandEvery Monday Matters

Virginia School Tops the best high school list:

U.S. News looked at more than 21,000 public high schools in 48 states to find out which are the best Posted December 4, 2008 For the second consecutive year, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., tops U.S.News & World Report‘s list of America’s Best High Schools. The school, which focuses […]

U.S. News Ranks top 100 High Schools

Rank School Name and Location Quality-adjusted Exams per Test Taker College Readiness 1 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Alexandria, VA 6.8 100.0 2 Oxford Academy Cypress, CA 4.4 99.5 3 Pacific Collegiate Charter Santa Cruz, CA 4.1 98.8 4 High Technology High School Lincroft, NJ 3.1 98.4 5 Design and Architectural Senior […]