The same kid who others suggested should be held back in school is now soaring high as he studies astrophysics at MSU. Oh, and in his spare time, he also taught himself German…at night…in addition to his advanced calculus, astronomy and physics classes.
When we think about dyslexia, we typically think about a disability. We focus on difficulties in learning to read and write. But there’s plenty of evidence that suggests we should think about a whole lot more than that — and in fact change the way we think…
Here’s a fresh perspective of what dyslexic children ARE capable of, based on their sea of strengths. Also learn how one school in Massachusetts, which recognizes the incredible ABILITIES of dyslexic students, has created an innovative educational setting that allows dyslexic students to shine in their strengths. Here’s the article in full…
When you hear the term “high-incident disability” in regard to learning disabilities, it simply means that it occurs more frequently in the population than other disabilities.
Some parents link learning disability with dyslexia, but that is only one type, one that is often overused by armchair psychologists.
And dyslexia is not just when letters and numbers are reversed and read incorrectly.
Moments after taking his oath of office, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy mused about the tough road that lies ahead for Connecticut and offered some details about his own life — being “different” — because he had learning disabilities and how his parents never let him believe this might limit his future success.
Most of the 3 percent or so of teens who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities struggle so much in high school that they give up on hopes of college…but there is hope. Read for more info.
When I was homeschooling my young children, I read all about reading. I read how some children don’t learn to read until age 8, 9, or 10 and that this is normal – just evidence of a child who is a “late developer” or one who isn’t ready for early formal education. I read a lot of articles comparing reading to walking. You know, parents don’t fret if their children learn to walk at 13 months vs. 11 months, children don’t fit a one-size-fits-all development pattern, “better late than early”, etc. All of that sounded pretty reasonable and gave me hope that my struggling reader would just wake up one day when he was “ready” and grab a novel off the shelf.