When I graduated from college, I had the opportunity to work for a couple of years in a private school specializing in dyslexia. The school taught children unique ways to read and deal with their disability. A lot of those students have gone on to be very successful entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc.
I was very excited to see this article in the New York Times, an op-ed piece on looking at new ways to look at dyslexia. And, as the article states: it should be looked at not just as an impediment, but as an advantage, especially in certain artistic and scientific fields.
With several members of my family suffering from varying degrees of dyslexia, I’ve watched them learn to live with their disability, and in return, they’ve inspired me. If you suffer from dyslexia, or know someone who does, I hope this article encourages you.
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Mandy, where did you work? I am working at a similar private school in Dallas called The June Shelton School. . . crazy!