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With arms stretched up to the sky, a smile on her face and the question – “Guess what!” my student walked in my door and greeted me. You know it’s going to be good news when a student says “Guess what!”, so my answer is, of course, “What?”. “I finished the Iowa Test!” she answered and went on to say “I’ve never been able to finish it! I finished it today!” Diagnosed with Dyslexia, M came... read more

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When I go home at night I have such a feeling of fullness, of gratitude. My students do that for me each and everyday. I started working with a First grade student about a month ago who was not able to read. Note the operative word here....was! He said the words on the page looked like "blah, blah, blah blah", like "blicywwdhui". His frustration was palpable. Smart and... read more

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Two of my High School students recently re-took their ACT's with hopes of better scores. They both reached beyond their goals! This, from one of them, was attached to a cute thank you gift: My batting average is 438. My slugging average is 575. My on base percentage is 1087. But my real home run and the best score ever is my 26! The Wilson Reading System has a tag-line... read more

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Sharing success stories can be a little bit heady – I’m not one to toot my own horn, but I am so very proud of my students and their accomplishments, it’s hard not to share! The following excerpt is taken from a student’s letter to the International Dyslexia Association in response to their “Honor A Teacher” campaign. Through mail and email, members, friends and supporters of IDA were invited... read more