I received a comment below from a reader. It raises a some good issues and questions. I would like to devote a post to it. I have re-posted the the entire comment. and will address questions at the end. Hello Dee, I do not know if I’m doing this right, but here it goes. This … Continue reading Response to a Reader on Dysgraphia
Originally posted December 15, 2007. After eight years look for another English rant coming soon. The other day The Big Guy was reading my blog and informed me that I needed a comma for some reason or another. This lead to lively and humorous dialogue about my not needing commas and semi-colons. TBG that it … Continue reading TDZ Retrospective: Commas, Diagramming and Other Rants About English
I first met Dane Porter when he was an energetic pre-schooler who loved music. Dane is now a senior at Waxahachie High School who still loves music. He has Down Syndrome. The year began with Dane and other special needs students being excluded from the senior t-shirts. Last month the band director invited Dane to join the … Continue reading Rocking the Drumline
Today, I received the following comment from a graduate student at Teachers College Columbia University. Since I'm not currently a student I'm not eligible to participate. Subject: Brief Online Study for Students Diagnosed with Learning Disability/Disabilities. Hello my name is Elizabeth Geiger and I am a masters student in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers … Continue reading Brief Online Study for Students Diagnosed with Learning Disability/Disabilities.
Check out this cool play a group of football players at Olivet Middle School (Olivet, Michigan) devised to honor one of their own. Led by quarterback Parker Smith the team developed a two step plan to allow teammate Keith Orr to be the hero of the game. Keith Orr is learning disabled and struggles with … Continue reading Play of the Month: Olivet Middle School
The handouts and additional resources from Learning Disabilities and ADHD: An Insider's Perspective workshop I presented at the 2013 ACE of Florida conference are available here.
Prior to blogging saying I didn't enjoy or like writing was an understatement. Writing was something I hated and would do anything to avoid. Growing up I never enjoyed writing and would do anything to get out of writing assignments in school. I have dyslexia and dysgraphia. Dysgraphia is a form of dyslexia that affects … Continue reading How I Got into Writing…