Learning disabilities don’t go away once a student finishes school. The challenges of LD are lifelong, but you can help your child prepare for what comes after graduation. In this News Roundup, you’ll find out about a new resource to help teens and young adults master the “soft skills” necessary for employment, hear from one of the world’s top entrepreneurs on how LD can be an asset in the business world, and read the story of a teacher whose dyslexia has not stopped her from excellence.
Richard Branson and the Dyslexia Advantage(The Washington Post) Richard Branson is one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. He credits his success to an unlikely factor—his dyslexia. He explains that his LD experience has taught him to think strategically and creatively, and allowed him to focus on what he’s best at while delegating the things that he struggles to do. And Branson may be on to something: he is far frombeing the only entrepreneur who reports having dyslexia. Read Branson’s story at the Washington Post, and share what you think: Can living with dyslexia or another LD have a positive impact on your life? • Read the full article at The Washington Post • Learn more about dyslexia at LD.org