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Schools Not Equipped to Deal With Dyslexics

October 06, 1990

Recent estimates indicate that between 10% to 15% of school-age children have some sort of learning disability. And 75% of juvenile delinquents have a reading disability. Dyslexia does not discriminate. Rich, poor, high-I.Q., gifted athletes and nice kids can be afflicted with this learning inconvenience, as I term it. Learning disabled means unable. Dyslexics are able, they just learn differently.

Russell White (Sept. 26) is yet another product of a school system that is inept, poorly funded, overpopulated and poorly staffed to deal with the Specific Language Disability (dyslexic) student.

BRUCE KING, Costa Mesa

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