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Autistic American Idol Contestant Makes Top 25!

I have to admit that I love watching American Idol. It will be even more exciting this season because of James Durbin being autistic.  In my practice, I see clients with dyslexia and autism and they are generally VERY bright, gifted and some AMAZING with their artistic skills.

Below, you will find an article I found about him in case you haven’t heard of him.  I will be watching closely to see how he fairs.

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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 Over Comes 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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David Hirst Will Be Speaking on Dyslexia at The Grove Community Church on February 16th

Are you or a loved one dealing with a learning challenge?

If you or a loved is dealing with learning challenges, this seminar is a must. Come and hear how you can receive real help for your learning challenges like…

  • Dyslexia
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math

David will be presenting a FREE informational meeting at The Grove Community Church on February 16th at 6:30 – 8pm.

The Grove Church is located at…

19900 Grove Community Dr.
Riverside, CA 92508

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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 Dyslexic’s” section and this was one of my favorites.

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