A student encourages others with dyslexia, “Never give up.”
Today starts the third summer Carter has attended school at Lindamood Bell Center over the summer for his dyslexia. Carter “graduated” 5th grade in early June. To see him today is a completely different child than he was in kindergarten.
As I have learned much about dyslexia over the years, the best analogy I have seen is, sending a child to school with dyslexia is like throwing a cat into a tub of water! It frustrated him, made him feel like a failure, and absolutely overstimulated him from August-June. Unfortunately, that made for an unhappy, angry, difficult student. Today, you see a happy child who is excelling in reading and math. This year his state STAAR test scores for reading were in the ADVANCED category and his math scores improved by 153 points!
I want to tell the teachers that loved him where he was at, saw his potential, and treated him dignity that they are my heroes and I am forever grateful! It is true, the children who are the most difficult may have the greatest needs! Aisha, Kimberly, Mostafa, and the staff at the Lindamood Bell Center worked tirelessly with Carter, no matter what challenges he threw at them.
Carter, I am so proud of your heart, hard work, and never-give-up attitude!
– Kelsey, Carter’s mother