Children who were in my class many years ago are now making decisions on college acceptances. They stay in touch, and I feel the worry and joy right along with them. And guess what happens? They are accepted into the school(s) of their choice. And, I know why. I do. It’s not me. Really. It […]… Continue reading Reading is the heart of education
Betsy DeVos has been put in charge of a task force to make recommendations on school safety. The only members are Cabinet members. No students, teachers, principals, or Superintendents will be on the task force or commission. Anyone who has worked in the federal government will tell you that Cabinet members are very busy […] via… Continue reading A task force to make recommendations on school safety
I was twenty-one years old when I first truly understood learning disabilities. I was in my clinical clerkship at McGill University in a psychiatry rotation. One of the patients I was following had dyslexia. Like every good medical student, I read everything I could about the condition. But it was the definition that was personal […]… Continue reading I can’t even write my own name!
“You see, I survived before you. I can certainly survive without you.” I tried so hard not to let you in, but you found a way through one of the fault lines in my walls. For a while, I thought it was going to be okay. But then you slipped out before I could even […]… Continue reading I survived before you. I can certainly survive without you.
Although people with dyslexia can face many challenges with regards to reading and spelling, it is important to remember that one does not just have to succeed despite having dyslexia, but because of it. via Reframing Dyslexia — repsychl
There’s something about watching a child read a book you wrote. It warms the heart. That intense concentration, that look that says the rest of the world doesn’t exist right now. Reading was like that for me as a child — I got entirely lost in the worlds of the books I read. Meet Jian […]… Continue reading Lost in the world of books
By Gary Waleik January 26, 2018 About 20 years ago, when he was just a toddler, Pat McKenna was diagnosed with dyslexia. He grew up in the sleepy Massachusetts town of Millis. "I had a very hard time of focusing, getting my school work done," Pat says. "It wasn’t that I didn’t want to. It was just… Continue reading Ballplayer With Dyslexia Finds ‘New Beginning’ Chasing Baseball Dream