The Dyslexic Reader
is published quarterly by Davis Dyslexia Association International (DDAI),1601 Bayshore Hwy.,Suite 245,Burlingame,CA 94010 USA.Tel.+1(650) 692-7141.
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I am writing to thank you
for the great work you didthis summer with one of my students. She was strugglinglast year in third grade, but this year I wouldn’t have knowthere had been a problem because she is so able to readand understand what she’s reading.We just had a meeting today about her special needsand your workshop was brought to my attention by the parent. Obviously, we were all very interested in theinformation she shared as there are so many others thatI could be helping by using some of these strategies.This little one is so precious to me! She lovesschool now and especially loves reading! So again,thank you so much for all you did for her this summer!Please share!
Sharon Tatman, Fourth Grade Teacher
Copyright 2001 Randy Glasbergen. www.glasbergen.com
In the Mail:
I sit down to do my spell reading
like a first grader but age57 and am flooded with frustration and joy at the same time.Frustration–recognizing 50 years of struggle, tightness, fear– I am able to release now and the tears begin to flow. This istruly the most important process in my life right now.I want it to rush for some reason. I want to be done withit. I don't know why, because each step, each word reveals somuch to me. I guess it's because I feel like a little girl againhaving to sit here and work but I really want to go out and play. But here I am with these words going through one letter at a time. Sitting in this beautiful house there are so manythings to play with but yet I sit. I guess it's that feeling of sitting and reading and not getting anywhere, but now it’sdifferent. It’s time to cry the tears and let go.I can sit with the words now and actually see themthe way they are and remember how to spell them, andcomprehend. I have the power now and it can be fun. I canread all the wonderful books that have been written, theclassics that I hear everyone referring to. I can do it, but firstI have to go letter by letter, word by word, tear by tear.
Janine Miller, 57, artist
Give a hungryman a fish and he eats for a
day,teach a hungryman how to fish and he eats for a lifetime.