Assemblyman Jim Frazier bill calls for dyslexia screening at schools

“Co-authored by Assembly members Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, and Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, the bill, as amended in April, would require school districts to screen all children in grades one to three, to determine if they are dyslexic or have other reading or writing problems, and to notify their parents if they do. Additionally, beginning with the 2016-17 school year, it would require local in-service training for school psychologists, regular and special education teachers, and require college and university teacher-training programs to provide lessons about how to recognize dyslexia and other major learning disabilities.”

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Overcoming the Shame of My Learning Disability

“How do you not to feel stupid when everyone else is learning something that you can’t grasp at the same pace? The shame of not being able to read out loud without stuttering or misspelling something on the blackboard in front of the class was almost unbearable. The fear of being called on by the teacher was paralyzing and made me act out and have panic attacks. My math teacher berated me because she thought I was being careless when I accidentally reversed numbers. I spent countless hours with frustrated but well-meaning adults who wanted to help me but just thought I wasn’t trying hard enough. All of these experiences sent me the message that I was not good enough.”

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