Manistee resident Leanne Quinn shows off the game “Time Out” that she createdto help children with Dyslexia.
Manistee woman creates board gameto help children improve reading skills
Game pieces for Time Out.
2012 Inpex convention inPittsburgh for people topromote things they invent-ed. She hopes it will attractthe attention of some com-pany that markets boardgames.“My youngest sonstarted off having problemsreading and writing inschool,” Quinn said. “They told me the Dyslexia-typeproblem he had would get better and go away. Asa mother, I tried to starthelping my son any way I could by getting him toread better, and to learn hisnumbers.“Not knowing whatDyslexia was, I went tothe library and found allthese books and researchedit. We tried little games
here may not beany greater lovein the world thanthe one a motherhas for her child. When Manistee County resident Leanne Quinndiscovered her son, Joseph, was diagnosed with hav-ing the reading disorderDyslexia, she knew it wassomething that demandedher to be proactive. Quinnspent countless hours pon-deringhow shecouldhelphim,and dis-coveredthere was anoptionright before her eyes.Quinn created a gamethat she felt would giveher son those skills helacked. This month she istaking that game to the
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