Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
JULY 2015
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S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Strategies for Success
Set realistic goals
Make use of learning strategies
Accept your learning differences and advocate for yourself
Recognize your talents and strengths
Take initiative and get involved
Enlist support from others
Refuse to give up. Don’t quit.
This mnemonic by adult basic education reading instructor Kathy Young based on research from the Frostig Center is a great tool to help you overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve your goals. Discover more ways to succeed with dyslexia on the DyslexiaHelp tools page.
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Dyslexia Success Story
Daymond John
Entrepreneur, Investor, and Celebrity
Before he became the iconic entrepreneur he is today, Daymond John had to realize what his strengths were- as well as his weaknesses. He knew he excelled effortlessly in math and science in school, but couldn't understand why his hours spent working on spelling never resulted in good English grades.
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Parent Inquiring About IEP
that was Dropped
Dr. Pierson gives advice regarding a child who lost his Individualized Education Program (IEP). 
Dyslexia Research:
Reading and the Brain
Stanford University researchers have found new results between reading and the brain for children.
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Prepare Yourself for College
Given that you now have a high school diploma, your Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan may not automatically transfer to your college or university. But, according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) you are still eligible for accommodations if you so require in order to succeed.
Dyslexia Myth or Fact?
Boys are more likely to have dyslexia than girls.
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