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Is Our School System Failing Dyslexic Students?

Is Our School System Failing Dyslexic Students?

I’m going to let you in on a secret. At school I hated reading. Not because I felt books were boring but because, to me, they were the very real monsters under the bed.

For many people with dyslexia, reading and writing can be a very real fear. And my fear was exacerbated by falling behind at school.

Early on in my education I was labelled a student with special needs. But what my special needs were, nobody was completely sure. Despite testing and teachers’ assessments, my dyslexia went undiagnosed.

Instead, I was whispered about as “unteachable”, and made to sit at the back of the class with adapted work and attend twice weekly special needs classes.

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