He can remember the whole sequence of Pi, backwards and forwards, but not where he left his backpack...and he's only 14!
Tan, the 21-year-old pilot, living with dyslexia, said “I wanted to do something to inspire and motivate people and convey the message to youngsters from all over the world that nothing is impossible."
In my business (which I own with my father I tend to make a lot of mistakes. I get mixed up and relay the wrong information. But my girlfriend gave me some great advice!
Quinn Bradlee, founder of Friends of Quinn, writes about his life, growing up, and overcoming odds.
I am one of those parents. Thought I was doing a good job but now my son will be 20 in July is quitting college & smoking pot. He will not listen to me anymore I am the enemy. We were always close. His dad will ask him to do something and he will but not me he bucks me every step of the way and is disrespectful. I found a counseling service when he said he was depressed but feel she may be telling him that I am to blame for some reason. He has made comments that I didn't let him fall & learn from his mistakes. He was diagnosed with ADD in 6th grade even tho from pre-school I was told he didn't focus. I was a volunteer & worked well with the teachers & was on him to succeed. He did very well up to 6th grade. Did well 7 & 8th. Struggeled but made it thru 9th. 10th worse 11th horrible but did OK in 12th & took a college English course. He has failed horribly in college quit most of his classes half way thru so he has loans to pay and no degree. Seems happy delivering pizza and nothing else. Will not clean his rooms. Leaves a mess everywhere he goes. Will not help AT ALL at home. I have felt for a short while he may be mild Asberger's Syndrome due to the fact he doesn't have many friends. Longs for a relationship with a female only to get hurt time & time again. Doesn't see the signs or facial expressions, from others, to know when to stop talking or doing something annoying to others. I feel he should see a counselor who deals with these issues also since I feel that is part of the problem. Someone who knows the signs & can help him and his issues. Any suggestions or help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Vicki Bradigan (MOM)
Got a list of schools/colleges for students with learning disabilities from your website two years ago. Was wondering if you have an updated resource on this topic?
To anyone who has VCFS: I have become more aware of my obsessive thinking and making things bigger than they seem to be. When I think about an idea, I latch on to it it's hard for me to let it go and go about my day. Does anyone ever have this similar problem? The switch that you can't seem to turn off as much as you want to?