Even though I was a certified teacher at an academically rigorous private school, I failed my student.
He had all the signs of dyslexia, but I didn’t know them. Slow, inaccurate reading. Spelling so terrible that he couldn’t read his work. Messy handwriting. Trouble remembering the multiplication facts and sight words.
I kept him in from recess, gave him more time on his assignments. Told him to try harder. He tried harder, but his struggles didn’t get any easier. He eventually left that private school to seek help elsewhere. That began my journey to find out how to help struggling readers.
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