Sunday, July 17, 2011

I'm kind of twitter-fying now...

http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/LD-ADHD/828-strength-and-humanity-in-dyslexia.gs?page=all

Read this link of a woman who couldn't dial a phone or tie her shoes in college. Turns out she got economics, though. She is a famous economist, and tells the story of her family's and her own dyslexia. And how she found here way.

The last sentence of the piece are the 4 words of her daughter, who gives a clue to her own success.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, DYSLEXIA is seen as a learning difference, not a mental illness. We are destroying children's lives because they are seen as mentally ill, when they are just wired different.

It's like going to Europe and expecting your appliances to work there. Ain't never gonna happen.

Our children will, however, find ways to work in an environment not suited to them, if we quit labelling them as crazy. The only reason they are crazy is because they do give up, and fall into the box we've made for them.

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