"I .know exacctly where henry is coming from i,m 43 and only had it
confirmed when I was 42 that i am dislyxic. I manager a career up to store
manager with a team of 8 but could not do the career I wished to years ago
nursing as i have a problem filling application form some time other form.
until i havve done them a few times. I am now getting henrys books for my
boys to read age 4 and 6 at present we do not know if the are dislyxic or
not but i think the message is still true to any child they have greatness
in them and we need to help them find it. I would love henry to come to my
son school and tell the chilren his story so many could get so much from
"Want to know about Henry Winkler his way of helping dyslexic children
I am dyslexic and working on a multi sensual eBook solution to empower the
user to comprehend using their strongest sense - visual. I need to see the
meaning and want books delivered in a better form using the technology
available to us.
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"I have an 11 year old Dyslexic son that has only recently been diagnosed.
I have known for many years that he most likely Dyslexic but the schools
have always argued with me that he was simply not trying hard enough or
that he just didn't want to do the work. They kept telling me that he had
attention deficit. I knew better. I was constantly at the principals
office, but not because my son was misbehaving. I was there because I was
determined to get him the help that he so desperately needed. After 3
years of complaining and them keeping him back one year. I finally got a
individual educational plan (iep) done for him this week. They are going
to do what they can to finally help him with his disability and learn
themselves what they can do in order to help him learn to the level he
should. We are downloading a program onto an ipad that he will be able to
take to school daily, the program allows him to read the books that are
being read in class, he can slow it down or speed !
it up as needed. He will read it on the screen while a commentator also
reads. This will allow him to hear and read at the same time. We are
hoping that this will help him put those words together that he in the
past couldn't. Through my research I have found that there are two types
of dyslexia. There is one type where the phonetics of the words are the
problem, this is not the type he has, which explains why he was always
doing well on a spelling test but could not read well when it was put in
front of him. The type that he has keeps him from reading certain things
because if the word does not look like it sounds he is unable to decode it
and figure it out. I am not completely sure what it is called, but I know
that my husband has the same problem. He will put words where they do not
belong, and remove words when they are truly there. This causes the most
problems with his comprehension. He is 11 and in the 4th grade because of
the set backs, even though the intelligence !
test stated that he was very smart when it came to anything ve!
rbal, anything written was definitely below average. I am trying to
purchase the entire set of Henry Zipzer books, but have not been able to
find the entire set, does anybody have any suggestions. "I am so excited
that I was able to show him other people that were famouse that has the
same problems that he does. Maybe reading these books with/to him will
help him feel more confident in himself.
"I agree wih the comment mad of 2/2/12. They should have schools to
dyslexia children instead o them struggling throughout their
"i have a eight year old son with dyslxia. He is in the third grade in
public school. The teachers always tell me he could try harder and pay
more attention. That wasnt the case! Every day my son struggles in school,
there is so support from the department of education, they don't reconize
dyskexia, they call it a learning disability. I called many people to give
mychild the free and appropriate education. I even went to a meeting to
meet the school chancellor i presented my question to him why doesn't the
board of ed reconize dyslexia ? No answer he told my name and number three
week later no phone. I called back they stated they lost of paaaper! Tell
all complain about the students not doing well, but when you ask for help
nobody cares. The board of ed needs to start all over bring back
phoncis,black boards,and sit in rows not 5 to a table. they depend on
other kids to teach others i thought that was a teachers job. Teachers are
just teaching for the money. in real world !
our taxes are paying their salaries. Then they give you the hold over
letter, which they could put it where the sun doesn't shine. Always be the
voice for your child and never give up. Instead of a child being evaluate
the evey child has a iep today, what is that telling you? If a teacher in
special ed went to school for that i wonder if they taught them how to
handle children with special needs. They always tell me they cant force my
son to do his work. then they also say they have 27 other children to work
with. so why am i sendind my child to school? The school loves it because
they get the funding for it. So with all the funding what do they do with
it? It sure does go to the children , that needs extra help and support.
The children are only a number they only care about passing the state
test. Then when son comes home i become a teacher with three hours of
homework a night. so i'm a teacher at home with no pay. My son is
struggling in reading i purchase clicknkids it!
seems to be working. I wish he had less homework and more ti!
me to work on he program, he will learn more than he does in six hours of
school. I will not give up until i get the right services that my child
"My son coincedently is named Hank, he is in the eleventh grade and he
struggles with Dislexia. I find it so frustrating that their is no real
help and very little understanding with the teachers, he gets very
frustrated with the pressures put on him by school. As a mother it is
heart breaking to see a great artistic thinking mind, a boy with great
leadership skills feel less than enough because he understands and sees
things diffrent than the main streem. Wich can you imagine life without
the creative mind and people that see things diffrently we would not be
were we are today without them!
"I'm a 65 year old woman who is Dyslexic. I am raising my 12 year old
grandson who has had a terrible life so far. First his mother never
bonded with her son, leaving him with us 80% of the time. My son got full
custody and he lived here caring for the boy with us for the next 4 years.
In that time, my son met a girl and they got married. His wife adopted
his son and it looked like things would be nice for Brant, but only for
one year. My son and his new wife became pregnant for their own child.
From the beginning, Brant new mom was abusing him. She did things like
pick him up by his neck and throwing him in bed, locking him in his room
and leaving the house, she would tell Brant that he was too dirty to touch
his new brother Then about a year after the baby was born, Mom told the
police that Brant (at age 8 and 45 lbs) tried to kill her and her baby.
Brant was taken to a lock down facity for children (over 100 miles from
his home) and kept for tests for 5 days. Th!
e doctor found that my grandson was fine. The day that my son went up
to pick his son up, his wife packed up and told Brant that he was a nasty,
dirty, bad child and she was leaving his father because of that. She
would never come back unless he learned to be a good boy. The doctors
wanted my son and his wife in counseling. My son and grandson went, but
his wife refused. For a while (5-6 months) things SEEMED to be fine, but
my son was falling into a deep depression. He lost his job, his house,
his cars, everything, so he felt there was nothing to live for and was
going to kill himself. We were called and we were able to get him into a
hospital for a few days, but that was not enought. We took custody of
Brant and his father went to a hospital for a month at which point his
insurance cut out, so did the hopsital. He is fair right now, but can't
care for Brant. We have had him for 3 years now, and he is doing ok. He
is making honor roll, he finally goes outsid!
e to play without us being with him. He will ride his bike do!
wn the street and back once in a while, but for the most part he finds
his fun in computers, 360 xbox, Wii games, ipod and his ipad. He still
has many fears, and we are working on these.
I am writing to you because you are a star and have a disabilty like him.
I want him to know that he can do it too. I want him to understand that
the past is the past and we have to look forward. set goals, and know that
it is in his hands to make his life what he wants it to be. His father
may never be able to take him back (Brant seems fine with this. However,
I'm not sure). He has an e-mail and I was wondering if you could write
him and let him know your story. It would give him hope and faith in
himself. Shirley Warren "
"just got the news my son is dislexic and would really like some usfull web
sites if u can help please post then for me thank you very much x
"watched Henry OBE on Loose Women (ITV in UK) this morning and was
enthralled by what he had to say. I need a copy of this page as I would
like to show it to my lovely 23yr old grandson and I would like to follow
through with the related articles named on this page. I am about to move
in to share a house with my grandson and would like to be able to support
him as much as I can by understanding him He is a very talented young
man who has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome."
"i have a grandson that strugles with the same thing with a lot of other
things i wouldlove to find a copy of his book "
"it is a really good website because it helped with my homework abuot henry
winkler and dyslexia
"I would like more information about where Henry Winkler is appearing, and
talking about his books on Dyslexia, and whether it is possible to see his
show or talks."
"Dear Sir or Madam. As a young woman with a disability, there are lots of things I can't do. I love books and really admire actor Henry Winkler who helps people like himself who are Dyslexic. I tried to contact him, but had no joy, but found your website, by mistake. I'm impressed. Your Sincerely, Helen."
"Throughout my life I have struggled with dyslexia. Being a student with a disability, my parents and I have often heard that my only hope for success was to get married to some one with success. The funny thing is, I tended to believe that the only success that I would achieve would be the success that some one else gave me.
I have a wonderful role model that I really never look at as a role model, and that is my father. He is a very successful business man, (farmer) who happens to have dyslexia as well. Yet for most of my life I fell in to the trap of what others deem of a learning disabled person was, is or should be.
Today I am a special education teacher with a master degree in education. I have learned that I am the maker of my destination. I have not only learned this from my father but from myself as well. Being a special education teacher of a Tennessee middle school, I learned to use my disability in order to teach my students that they too can achieve success if they donâ€™t give up. I often tell them, if you want something bad enough you will do it. It will not come easy but you can do anything in life if you want it bad enough.
Another thing that helps explain, and reinforce this belief to my students is stories such as Mr. Winklerâ€™s. This is how I motivate students, that most people have given up on. These students are our future, and what we teach, show, and lead them to will make a difference in our world. I live my life by example and I am only as good as my students.