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NLR’s Alexander wins national award

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) recently presented LeAnn Alexander, an Education Vision Specialist for the North Little Rock School District, with the 2012 Extra Mile Award at APH’s 144th Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees in Louisville, Ky.

Alexander was recognized for her contribution to the Building on Patterns primary literacy program, that is designed to teach beginning braille users all language arts — reading, writing, and spelling and is based on the most recent reading research available. It is a complete reading program that will result in students being able to transition into their individual school district’s reading program by the 3rd grade or sooner. It is the most utilized program in the United States for teaching reading to a young student who is blind.

The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Ky. For more information, call (502) 895-2405 or log on to

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