Never forget when you are in front of a child no matter what they challenges they are facing, you do not really know its potential.
I am dyslexic. I was told not to pursue studies pass high school, because I wasn’t smart enough. I didn’t listen. I graduated from university.
Richard Branson, dyslexic too, stopped school at age 16 because of failures. I don’t means his failures. I mean his challenges and the school system failure to help him. He became a very successful entrepreneur.
According to history books Albert Einstein was incapable of talking until he was almost 4 years old. Some people in his surrounding thought he would never amount to much. I think they were wrong.
My daughter has several learning disabilities and I am her biggest advocate. Making sure that school give her the resources that she needs and also treat her with respect isn’t easy. It’s a constant battle against ignorance and laziness.
Treat each child as a potential genius, because they all have that potential. Even if she, he or they is not, it will not have hurt. While treating a child has a failure can be significant. Never forget that.
Dyslexia is not due to lack of intelligence, it’s lack of access. It’s like, if you’re dyslexic, you have all the information you need, but find it harder to process. – Orlando Bloom