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  •  I am sorry that I have been so sceptical (0+ / 0-)

    about what you have written. I have seen dyslexic children and their needs not being addressed, more often than not, because of other factors, like children migrating from countries and languages in young age, when the reading capabilities in one language hadn't been settled, before being confronted with another language, lack of special reading and writing classes etc.

    I am not familiar with the way kids are educated in special ed in the US, other than that I know, kids are conscious about the fact they are grouped into special ed classes and feel categorized, but I do believe that the reasons why they end up in those classes must be very diverse and the solution to helping them should then consequently also be very different as well, case by case. I just wanted to say, if a dyslexic young lady is able to manage an AP class and is able to function in college etc, that means that her dyslexia isn't disabling anymore.

    I am thinking about those, who remain less functional because of dyslexia or lack of proper education or iinterrupted education in formative years (6 to 15 years I would say).

    Could you imagine to teach an intelligent adult person of forty years how to read, spell and write?

    •  I actually have informally taught adults (1+ / 0-)
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      how to read, how to do basic arithmetic

      not often

      never paid for it

      but have done it

      "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

      by teacherken on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 06:34:24 AM PDT

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