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  1. Dyslexia Anderson Cooper, Jay Leno, and Whoopi Goldberg

  2. Dyslexia • Learning Disability that can hinder a person's ability to read, write, spell, and sometimes speak. • Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children and persists throughout life. • The severity of dyslexia can vary from mild to severe. • The sooner dyslexia is treated, the more favorable the outcome; however, it is never too late for people with dyslexia to learn to improve their language skills.

  3. Anderson Cooper Journalist, Author, and TV Personality Thankful to Sesame Street for teaching him to read Mild form of dyslexia Graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in political science Admitted his dyslexia to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show “As a child, I had a problem reading. I had a mild form of dyslexia where I would see some letters backward, and I had to go to a special reading instructor.” –Anderson Cooper

  4. Jay Leno Stand up comedian and television host. Mildly Dyslexic High school counselor recommend he drop out because of such poor grades. Mainly C’s and D’s After graduating he received a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from Emerson College. 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, Leno sat outside Emerson College Admissions Office until he was accepted.

  5. Whoopi Goldberg American actress, comedian, radio host, TV personality, game show host, and author Struggled in school and was not diagnosed until an adult She remembers being called dumb and stupid because she struggled reading. Dropped out of High School Began using drugs, went to counseling, and married her counselor. “I knew I wasn’t stupid, and I knew I wasn’t dumb…they knew I wasn’t lazy, but what was it?” –Whoopi Goldberg

  6. Classroom • Better understand the child’s needs • Do not criticize the child that struggles with reading • Do not make the child read out loud to the class • Provide audiotapes and CDs of textbooks. • Review vocabulary the child does not know prior to reading • Assign reading buddies

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