Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our Schools

The quote below really struck me personally - Sometimes I think the public school system needs some serious help.
“The notion of dyslexia as a discrete entity has provided the basis for a special-education policy that provides services only to those who satisfy what are seen as specific, unvarying criteria… Children who do not meet these arbitrarily imposed criteria may still require and benefit from special help.”

“By not recognizing shades of gray represented by struggling children who haven’t yet failed enough to meet a particular criterion, schools may be underidentifying many children who will go on to experience significant reading problems.”
Data from the Connecticut Longitudinal Study for Dyslexia, p.28 Overcoming Dyslexia, Sally Shaywitz, MD

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