THE D WORD

 

DIARY OF A DYSLEXIC

One More Time...

We were given about 8 hours notice, “3 simple things for 48 hours, join us.” Those 3 simple things? Run/walk for 1 hour, drink water, and...

Right-vs-Left, -vs-Wrong, -vs-Car...

In the midst of exercising patience as my kids pushed my nerves to the edge and beyond I realized I was up against the big D once again...

A Time To Serve

Jefferies scanned his sector looking for signs of movement. A curtain pulled back. Livestock rattled by an unfamiliar presence...

The Memorization Hack

“Landon, I want you to do this assignment.” I handed him his black history month project sheet. He read the requirements, his mouth...

The Journey of Learning Part One

Dyslexia Does Not Limit Ability On Landon's first field trip day In kindergarten Mrs C told the class "Get out your notebooks. Write a...

The Power of "I Am Dyslexic"

Declaring the words, “I am dyslexic” is not a self defeating, self limiting, or self hating label. It is no different than saying, “I am...

The Determination to Overcome

A year in a half ago my husband came home from work and said 14 words that changed our whole world, “The pharmacy is closing. I will be...

Teacher, Warrior, Mountain Climber

Teachers do not lay in bed awake at night worrying themselves sick over the students making A's in their classroom. They lay awake at...

Meltdowns, Stuttering, and Invisable Walls

I have two children, 7.5 and almost 9 who are dyslexic. I am dyslexic as well. Now I didn’t know I was dyslexic until my son was...

The Twenty Minute Rule

School starts for us in two weeks. We've gotten all our uniforms and supplies bought early. I’ve washed the backpacks. Wiped clean the...

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

At the beginning of the school year, Landon’s second grade teacher asked the class to write down three sentences about themselves. I was...

Baseball, Pink, & The Midline

During the baseball fall season we enrolled Lyla to play. Fall ball typically has a different set of kids, the season is shorter, more...

The Assignment Is Simple. The task...

What is it like to be dyslexic in a typical elementary school? What is it like to have a teacher who doesn’t understand what’s happening...

Say Dyslexia

A while I ago, I ran into my university art history professor, Dr. Bob. It had been ten years since I’d studied with him. He was one of...

Not All Rules Apply

Rules for dyslexics are different…Each dyslexic I’ve met is unique in how they struggle, but one fairly universal concept keeps coming...

This is Brave This is Bruised

This week I started thinking and planning how to transition my dyslexic kids from Christmas break to school routine again before that...

From One Dyslexic Warrior To Another...

Since Thanksgiving Landon has struggled more than usual. He’s had meltdown after meltdown after meltdown at school as the testing...

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