I was really excited about Theresa’s presentation on dyslexia. My sister has dyslexia, so I have spent a lot of time learning about what reading is like for her. When she was a kid, she used to tell my brother and I that we couldn’t pick on her because she WAS dyslexia. However charming her dyslexia made her it impeded her ability to share in something that was really important in our family, and that was reading.
Everyone in my family loves to read, my dad has shelves of Tom Clancy novels *ew,* my mom will read just about anything, and apparently brother is currently reading Gone Girl. My sister hated to read, which really bummed me out because I was looking forward to sharing my favorite books with her.
My mom worked tirelessly, searching for resources that might help my sister learn to read, but more importantly enjoy reading. That’s when she found the Wilson Language Training Method and it changed my sister’s life. The Wilson Method is a special way of teaching dyslexic children to read in a way that make reading fun and enjoyable. After 8 years of the training, my sister was really excited to read and was outpacing the rest of us with the numbers of books that she read every week.
I’m so glad that she was able to use the method because she and I have been able to share our love of reading, and it’s one of my favorite parts of our relationship.