Life when you can’t read

I stumbled across this video from a show called “My So Called Life,” were the main character discovers that a boy she likes can not read well. Jordan, the character, doesn’t appear to be receiving any intervention. He’s ashamed, and other students think he is stupid.Self blame, self doubt, poor self esteem will follow him for a life time. I keep thinking why haven’t his parents gotten him help? Do they not know he has a problem? Of course it is only television, but this scenario is happening everyday. Reading is the a priceless gift that we all need to acquire in order to function well in this society.

Intervention for dyslexia and other reading problems are effective. What would it be like to spend 8+ years in school and in spite of that be a poor reader?

There are many students that face this dilemma and like Jordan they feel shame and blame themselves for their failure. Here is the link.

Published by Kai Long

Kai currently lives in MA and is interested in collaborating with others to develop a deeper understanding of our speech and language needs.