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My Journey Overcoming Dyslexia

The World Didn’t Quite Make Sense, But I Didn’t Know Why…

As long as I can remember I struggled in school.  I would do whatever I could to avoid being called on.  I would study as hard as I could and still fail.  Fridays in the 6th grade were absolute torture.  I had to pass my spelling test or get spanked during recess.  So every Friday I wore as many pairs of underwear as I could manage to put on.  Amazingly, no one ever wondered why I couldn’t pass the tests; they all just assumed I was lazy.

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Famous Writer Overcomes Dyslexia

Debbie couldn’t read until the 5th grade.

My mother-in-law is a huge fan of the best selling author Debbie Macomber.  I personally have never read any of her books but was really interested when my mother-in-law forwarded an article about Debbie Macomber having dyslexia and couldn’t read until she was in the 5th grade.

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Louis Barnett: A Teen With Dyslexia Living His Dream

Home school success story!

I always love a dyslexia success story so I was immensely pleased when I came across Louis Barnett’s story. The Dyslexic Reader always features a “Famous Dyslexics” section and this was one of my favorites.

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A Dyslexia Paradise: A Visual Lecture!

As I am preparing to speak this week on the challenges of having dyslexia, I was reflecting on what could make my presentation more engaging.

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Teacher with Dyslexia Wins Top Award

“My dyslexia is a gift–it is the reason that I teach the way I teach.”

One of my most favorite publications is the Dyslexic Reader put out by Davis Dyslexia Association International.  The most recent issue had a great article about a dyslexic teacher, Edward Vickerman, being awarded the UK’s most outstanding teacher of the year.

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