Dyslexic Students Speak
From Jeffrey, in first grade:
If you are going to teach me the way I can’t learn, then I will not learn, and I will be mad and frustrated.
But if you teach me the way I can learn, then I will try and try, and try, and try and try so hard, and I will never give up!
From Angela, in second grade:
I would like to tell teachers that struggling is hard.
If you don’t know how to teach me, then find someone who does.
And while you are teaching me, be nice to me! I am trying so hard, and I need my teacher to understand that.
From David, in second grade:
Give me more time to finish my work. I can’t work as fast as the other kids.
Even better would be if you gave me less work. I would still learn, and then I would have time to play.
From Lisa, in ninth grade:
My teacher told the class that I have dyslexia so they would understand why I don’t want anybody else correcting my papers. Do you know what she told them? She said that I had trouble mixing up my B's and D's!
Is that really all she thinks dyslexia is? Don’t teachers want to know any more than that?