Federal Government Convenes to Help College and Graduate Students With Disabilities The Federal Government is moving forward to help college and graduate students with learning disabilities. In 2010, Congress passed an act to convene a Commission whose goal was to make recommendations as to how to ensure that disabled college and graduate students would have access to instructional materials. I had the privilege of serving on this 19 person Commission whose final report was presented to Congress in December 2011.
Accommodations Make Success Possible: A Personal Account What practical things can you do to help yourself become successful despite your dyslexia? Dr. Tessler discusses
the kinds of accommodations she had to make in order to write this article. These practical concepts apply to every day life.
How to Make Books On Tape Your Best Friends Books on tape make learning possible, not easy. You must learn how to make a match between your learning style and
recorded text. It’s different for everyone. As a young adult, Dr. Tessler disregarded the invaluable accommodation of books on tape. Not
taking advantage of this tool made it more difficult. This article will help you get ideas about creating a learning style that works
Self-Esteem and the Child with Dyslexia This article provides powerful insight into how parents can foster self-esteem in children with
dyslexia. These points can be counter-intuitive and are not widely-known, but are essential for good parenting of these vulnerable
How College Students with Learning Disabilities Can Advocate for Themselves People rarely overcome significant challenges without taking responsibility and acknowledging
their own problems. That means taking full credit for the successes and failures in their own lives. This article
presents real-world examples and ideas about how college students with dyslexia can be their own best advocates.