The Telephone, Lewis Carroll

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What do Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Albert Einstein, physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, Leonardo da Vinci, painter, scientist and mathematician, and Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. (just to name a few) all have in common? They were diagnosed with dyslexia.
Growing, developing, and learning are the facts of life for all children. They are faced with understanding new concepts and challenges daily but imagine what it would be like facing new concepts and challenges life has to offer but facing them with a learning disability. Most people think of learning disabilities as something that only affects them upon entering school but, in reality, children with learning disabilities suffer from the moment they begin to learn; not when they start school. Learning disabilities are very real and affect millions of people worldwide. These disabilities affect the child’s ability to read, write, and speak, and if undiagnosed properly, can cause the child to struggle and fall behind in school and to act out. We have to remember, “no one is born knowing how to read. We all have to learn how” (Shaywitz, S, 2015).
The problem that affects “one in five Americans” (Scholastic, p. 64) is dyslexia. The University of Michigan Health System states: dyslexia is the most common learning disability. “Eighty percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia” (Medical News Today,

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