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Dealing with dyslexia

Indianapolis Recorder

Having dyslexia is tough. Just ask nine-year-old JeRay Owens. “My brain scribble scrabbles,” said the young boy who is headed to the fourth grade this fall. When reading, Owens skips over words and letters, and sometimes guesses at words he is unsure of. He also relies heavily on his memory. These factors have resulted in poor reading comprehension. Though his reading suffers, he does well in math. Not only does Owens have dyslexia, he also has dysgraphia meaning he’s unable to write well. Oftentimes the young student has a hard time dealing with his disorder, but his mother Janet Lewis is right there with him in the fight.

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