My Dyslexic Life: A Journey Out of the Shadows

My Dyslexic Life: A Journey Out of the Shadows

by Scott Douthit
My Dyslexic Life: A Journey Out of the Shadows

My Dyslexic Life: A Journey Out of the Shadows

by Scott Douthit

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Overview

Today, researchers estimate that between five and twenty percent of the population is affected by dyslexia. This growing awareness and understanding of different learning styles has changed the lives of tens of millions of people. When Scott Douthit was growing up in the 1960s, though, no one could explain why it was so difficult for him to succeed in the one-size-fits-all schools he attended. My Dyslexic Life: A Journey Out of the Shadows, a deeply moving account of Scott’s struggles and triumphs, invites the reader to consider new ways of overcoming barriers to accomplishment and understanding, both for themselves and others. At once entertaining and touching, it offers an intimate glance into the life, mind, and heart of a courageous individual. Scott’s story serves as a reminder that the norms, standards, and expectations of society are a work in progress, and that it is within our power to make them more humane and compassionate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944297602
Publisher: Robert Reed Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 504,388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Scott Douthit was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and grew up in Berkeley, California, where he discovered the joy of acting in high school. Crossing the bay, he graduated from San Francisco State University and earned his teaching credential, which has since been put to good use at Charles Armstrong School in Belmont, California. Mr. Douthit’s passion for the stage and his creative teaching style have energized and engaged Armstrong students for more than thirty-five years. As a proud dyslexic learner himself, he shares Armstrong’s mission to empower and unlock the unique potential of those with dyslexia and other learning differences. Today Scott lives in South San Francisco, where he and the love of his life were married and raised their two amazing children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Prologue 1

1 The Journey Begins 3

2 Paste and Stuff 8

3 A Brand New Start 16

4 A, B, C, Simple as 1, 2,3 21

5 Second, Second Grade 26

6 Last Picked 30

7 School versus Home 33

8 Turn Left-NO! Your Other Left! 40

9 The Spelling Bee 48

10 "They" 57

11 Junior High, Thank God 61

12 Dude! You Can Flunk PE? 71

13 Dreams Can Come True 79

14 Pain, Sweat, and Agony 85

15 College 89

16 No Small Parts, Just Small Actors 100

17 Suicide Is Not Painless 117

18 On My Way to My Great Demise 121

19 "Me, a Teacher!?" 134

20 School for LD? 142

About the Author 157

Resources 159

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