• Attempt to read the following passage.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an idea of what someone with a learning disability such as dyslexia might see when reading the passage.

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    This is what it actually says: 

    I suspect that children with learning disabilities must frequently experience an "Alice in Wonderland" existence.  Often we find that they must cope with an unstable world, inconsistent adults and haphazard perceptions.  They're confused by crazy symbols we give them, pressured by the length of time in which to do it and frustrated by repeated failures.  They do not learn the traditional way, so we must teach them differently.

Last Modified on November 10, 2003