Home General News Shared News Shared: Midland student hoping to erase stigma surrounding dyslexia
Shared: Midland student hoping to erase stigma surrounding dyslexia

Shared: Midland student hoping to erase stigma surrounding dyslexia

43
0

A nine-year-old boy is on a mission to change people’s perception of dyslexia.

Marcus Smith, a Grade 4 students at Mundy’s Bay Public School, has been diagnosed with dyslexia — an inherited neurobiological difference that makes it extremely difficult to learn to read, write and spell despite average or above average intelligence.

Initially his struggles were referred to as a learning disability, a term he really dislikes.

“I was first told that I had a learning disability and I hate (that term), I despise it,” said Marcus. “When I was told I was dyslexic I was happy about it. It doesn’t have the word disability. It is a much better word.”

Alicia Smith, Marcus’ mother, approached the school mid-Grade 3 with…

Read Full Simcoe.com Story: Midland student hoping to erase stigma surrounding dyslexia

(43)

Editorial Note: The views and opinions expressed in this and any article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of OurMidland.ca community news.  Research claims and form your own opinions.  All publication and participation must abide by our terms of use policy.

Leave a Reply

Shared: Midland student hoping to erase stigma surrounding dyslexia

0
%d bloggers like this: