If your child has been identified with a learning disability (LD), you've probably wondered if he or she will be able to have a successful future. Today’s News Roundup brings you three articles that answer this question with a resounding “yes!” From the Governor of Vermont to a surgeon in Texas, these articles profile people with LD whose hard work and perseverance have led them to academic and professional success.
A Different View: Shumlin’s Politics Shaped by Dyslexia When Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin gave his lively inaugural address in January, he was a bright example of the benefits assistive technology can offer people with LD. Shumlin is dyslexic and struggles with spelling, so he uses speech-to-text software to compose his speeches, emails, and memos. Shumlin credits his dyslexia with helping him develop as a verbal communicator and leader. The experience of growing up with LD has shaped his politics, as well—he says that the ridicule he faced as a young person taught him to develop empathy for others who are different and has inspired him to champion the rights of minority groups. Learn more about Shumlin’s journey at the The Barre Montpelier Times Argus. • Read the full story at The Barre Montpelier Times Argus • Learn more about adults with LD at LD.org