The Emotional Impact of Undiagnosed Dyslexia, Part I

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Shame is a powerful emotion. Recently, the role of shame and its impact on struggling readers is gaining awareness. This two-part episode will share the stories of four adults and how undiagnosed dyslexia caused anxiety and shame-based trauma in their lives. Listen to Part II.    


Greg Wolcott currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at Woodridge School District 68 in Woodridge, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago. As an educator in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years, Greg is passionate about developing opportunities for all students to succeed as well as finding ways for all teachers and staff members to utilize their strengths to maximize the learning of each and every child whom they interact with on a daily basis. Greg consults throughout the United States on a variety of subjects including adult learning, developing innovative practices in the classroom to engage all learners, formative assessment to drive instruction, response to instruction/intervention, and data usage for school improvement.


Significant 72: Unleashing the Power of Relationships in Today's Schools by Greg Wolcott


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Desire Kuhn CT II said

Excellent content. So relatable for those of us who teach older students who had emotional damage from diagnosed dyslexia. If they were born in the 1950's the schools did not have special education students.

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J. Sherrard said

Very insightful personal stories.

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