I stopped by the Learning Ally booth. You may have known Learning Ally as Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic, but they changed their name to reflect their greatly increased scope. The tagline is, "Making reading accessible for all". The mission is now:
At Learning Ally, a national non-profit since 1948, our mission is to promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions.
I had a friendly and informative visit with Learning Ally's Mark Brugger. Learning Ally is now offering a suite of professional development workshops for teachers and school administrators, as well as webinars for teachers and resources for parents.
If your child is struggling with reading or with comprehension, I strongly urge you to explore the Learning Ally resources, and why listening and reading can be so helpful.
There's also something brand new: Learning Ally launched the 1in5 Initiative on April 14, 2013
One in five Americans is dyslexic, a learning disability that affects a person’s capacity to read printed words. The 1in5 Initiative was created for people who struggle with the condition and are seeking solutions to manage it.
I will look forward to seeing the resources at the 1in5 Initiative site grow.