Today I read this article about 17 year old Vincent Pero who has recently learned how to read despite his dyslexia. After years of feeling like teachers were annoyed to have him as a student and feeling like he was incapable of learning, a teacher, who had dyslexia herself, worked with him and helped him learn how to read at the age of 15. The story didn’t give the details of how he was able to learn how to read but it was frustrating reading the article knowing there is a good solution for his problem. He didn’t need to feel the way he did for as long as he did. It is hard to know that our reading program could have such a huge impact on so many students and yet they rarely are able to get the help they need. Usually I focus on how our program is important solely because of the benefits of reading and developing that skill. But reading that article today made me realize how much our program can impact an individual on a social and emotional level. He didn’t need to feel inadequate and incapable; he just needed the right kind of help.
Free Dyslexia Webinar:
“Dyslexia: From Symptoms to Solutions,” presented by Reading Horizons Dyslexia Specialist, Shantell Berrett.