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Bill Cosby did a disservice to dyslexic people with the...

November 12, 1989

Bill Cosby did a disservice to dyslexic people with the show he presented on Oct. 19 in which Theo was diagnosed as having dyslexia. The show minimized the condition and made light of the problem that Theo had. We need to focus attention and action on dyslexia. We need sincere concern. Dyslexia affects at least 15% of the population. As a reading professional who is also the mother of a dyslexic son, I can assure you that the problem is not solved quickly and easily, as was the case with Theo. And furthermore, it is highly unlikely that a student would reach college before it was discovered that he/she had a learning disorder. Bill Cosby blew this one!

Mrs. Ellen Schoonmaker, Fullerton

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