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Stories From Parents of Dyslexic Children

My child has a learning disability.
My child is functioning below grade level.
My child has learning delays.
My child has problems processing information.

My child lacks confidence.
My child is falling further behind.
My child struggles in school.
No one can identify why my child is lagging in school.

Does this sound familiar? You are not alone! One in five parents feels this way.

My child learns in a different way and can be successful using alternative techniques.
My child has confidence and does well in school and is looking forward to more academic success.
The wall was knocked down and now my child is off to an amazing future.
My child is so excited that someone understands.
It is a gift to no longer see my child struggling.
My child has acquired new skills and is now starting to read.

Does this sound familiar? If it does, you are blessed. You can wake up with a smile on your face and relief in your heart. If it doesn’t, it will.

Knowledge and understanding is power.
Your child has potential beyond your imagination!
Your child has creativity, originality and Spontaneity.
Your child is a musician.
Your child is an inventor.
Your child is an artist.
Your child is passionate.

“I didn’t succeed despite my dyslexia, but because of it. It wasn’t my deficit, but my advantage. Although there are neurological trade-offs that require that I work creatively [and] smarter in reading, writing and speaking, I would never wish to be any other way than my awesome self. I love being me, regardless of the early challenges I had faced.” – Scott Sonnon, martial arts world champion and author


(on how Harry Potter changed her view of reading) “Dyslexia is not a pigeonhole to say you can’t do anything. It is an opportunity and a possibility to learn differently. You have magical brains, they just process differently. Don’t feel like you should be held back by it.” – Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York

“Dyslexic kids are creative, ‘outside-the-box’ thinkers. They have to be, because they don’t see or solve problems the same way other kids do. In school, unfortunately, they are sometimes written off as lazy, unmotivated, rude or even stupid. They aren’t. Making Percy dyslexic was my way of honoring the potential of all the kids I’ve known who have those conditions. It’s not a bad thing to be different. Sometimes, it’s the mark of being very, very talented.” – Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series


“My 9-year-old daughter’s dyslexia makes her feel both confident and self-conscious. She likes having a ‘different’ brain that loves color and creativity.” – Lyn Pollard, co-founder, Decoding Dyslexia-TX