Words of comfort for mum with dyslexic kid

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  • Sunday, 21 Mar 2004

I REFER to the letter, “Be sympathetic to needs of dyslexic kids” (The Star, Feb 26) and would like to share with Mummy of 4 what I have found on the Internet. 

I go to www.teenshealth.com quite often to get tips and learn what is new. It so happens that this website has a few pages on dyslexia – what it is all about, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, and how to cope with it. 

Besides this, I also found out some interesting facts, which might give hope to people with dyslexia. Don’t worry. You are not the only one with this problem. 

It seems great and famous people like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, Cher, Tom Cruise, Robin Williams, Will Smith, and Jewel have or had dyslexia. 

They may have trouble reading but it did not stop them from being successful in other things. 

So, do not give up hope and always have faith in yourself. Don’t get frustrated if you can’t keep up with the others. 

To those who know anyone with dyslexia, give your full support and understand them. Recognise their other abilities.  

I try to follow this proverb: “You can do little with faith but you can do nothing without it.”  



Bukit Mertajam, Penang 

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