From the NCLD Site: http://www.ncld.org/
“NCLD team member Jillian Levy has a high IQ, perfect vision…and dyslexia. As a young child, she went through a difficult period of diagnosis, during which she was subject to a common myth about dyslexia. Her story is a touching one. Here’s an excerpt:
“Imagine the level of frustration a young child must feel when he or she is truly putting all their effort into comprehending what they are reading, yet is unable to grasp any of the information. When I was in fourth grade I felt this frustration. I was told by many of my teachers that I ‘wasn’t trying’ or ‘didn’t care’ about the work, which left me feeling trapped. I had no way of proving that I wasn’t lazy and without a diagnosis of some sort, I didn’t know what to do.”
Read on to learn what dyslexia treatment myth she encountered and the valuable lessons she gained from the experience.
The NCLD Team
P.S. If you’re looking for more information on dyslexia, our list of 10 resources will help you learn more about dyslexia and find local help.”