In today’s episode, we’re talking to Gracie about living with dyslexia. Gracie is a student with dyslexia who loves to play sports and do digital art. We appreciate Gracie coming on the podcast to share her experience with dyslexia with you all! Today you will learn:
- How Gracie felt to learn that she had dyslexia
- If she attended reading therapy and if she liked it.
- How she has advocated for herself in school
- How dyslexia has impacted her work
- What she does to help herself succeed
- The things she excels at
- What she would tell her younger self and anyone just being diagnosed with dyslexia
- What she wishes her teachers knew about dyslexia
- What dyslexia means to Gracie
More about Gracie
Gracie learned that she had dyslexia at a young age. Her diagnoses lift a weight off her shouldesr as it explained the reason that school work felt especially hard for her. Her parents and speech-language therapist provided her with the tools to self advocate at school, equipping her with the confidence to get the help she needed.
Gracie has learned to work with her dyslexia and use it to her advantage wherever she can. If she could give her teachers any advice, she would remind them:
- Dyslexia is a real diagnosis that requires hard work from the student and support from the teacher.
- It’s important to teach reading in an inclusive manner that way all students have an better opportunity to learn in the classroom.
- Students with dyslexia are giving their best effort and that looks different for each student! They aren’t being lazy or inattentive, they simply learn differently and may need support from their teachers.