There are thousands of individuals who have spent their lives pretending to be able to read. They manage because they are intelligent, but they have slipped through the cracks in our educational system. Many hold jobs and have families, but not all of them have been fortunate enough to flourish. Many cannot learn in traditional ways. Educators are trying to come up with other tools to help these individuals utilize their abilities. Feeling ashamed shouldn’t be their burden.
My journey started when I attended a women’s conference with the wonderful women in my bible study group, “The Susannah Circle”. They are still a tremendous support to me today. We were asked to share what our life goals were and how we planned to accomplish them.
That was 40 years ago. Here is one of my efforts to do that.
I know everyone who is retained or is held back does not always have a reading problem, but in our current educational system, we know that children are tested on their ability to read and read fluently. If they can’t, that seems to send the message they will not be successful. we must find another path to diversify education so that we find other ways and means for those with reading disabilities.
This book is about those who have been walking one step behind other children. It shares the journey of one such student and how his inability or slow progress at reading and other disabilities made him work harder at the talents he did have. We all possess talents. All of us possess different gifts. The Bible shares this in 1 Corinthians 12. I hope the message here helps you all. Find someone to read it to and thank you for your support.