Author of the Transition Toolbox Believes in Successful Learning for All Students
Dr. Analisa L. Smith has served LDA for many years, being active at the national and state level. She is on the LDA of America Board of Directors and has served as chair, co-chair, and as a member on several national LDA committees, subcommittees, task forces. Smith is an educational consultant expert with Understood.org. Smith is the author of Transition Toolbox: Postsecondary Success for the Student with a Disability, a book that focuses upon transition issues and services for the mildly disabled individual.
Diagnosis: Lupus Author Hetlena Johnson
Hetlena Johnson is a Digital Resource Coordinator for a grant position in Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC. She is the sibling to two individuals with learning disabilities. Along with advocating for equal educational services for all, she is the Chief Volunteer Officer and support group facilitator for the Lupus Foundation of America South Carolina Community Partner organization. Hetlena has been living and thriving with lupus for the past 23 years and is the author of Diary of a MAD Lupus Patient, a book about the first years of her diagnosis.
Tracey Ely of Tutor Eau Claire: Helpful Hints for Reading
Learning to read unlocks the door to a world of adventure, knowledge and wisdom. Yet learning to read can be difficult. The 26 letters of our alphabet represent over 40 speech sounds, and are used to spell more than a million English words – too many to memorize! Many students struggle through the complicated process of learning to read, in part because they do not understand how the alphabet code works. Careful instruction in the alphabet code and phonics simplifies this process, and is essential for confident reading and spelling. The goal of Helpful Hints for Reading manual is to provide you with a guide to these basic principles.
Helpful Hints for Reading was commissioned by the Academy of Columbia of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, and is co-authored by Orton-Gillingham-trained tutors Tracey Ely and Georgia Brennecke under the supervision of Janet Jones, Fellow/AOGPE.
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