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Daily Journal
     January 27, 2020      #56-27 KDJ

Guest column by Rep. Parkhurst: We face drastic

By Lindsay Parkhurst

What do Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, Tom Cruise, Kiera Knightly, Jim Carrey and Richard Branson all have in common? They have dyslexia.

A concerned parent contacted my office asking for stronger protections for students with dyslexia. The concerned mother said her dyslexic son was not getting the proper educational tools in school and suffered because of it. Many students with dyslexia in our school system go unrecognized and unassisted. This negatively affects their educational experience and life path. Illinois needs to identify dyslexic students and help them achieve a positive educational ...

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