Entry:  024 Name:  Bronwen Age:  Adult Champion: Son My dyslexia champion is my son. He has dyslexia and every day I watch him labour t...

My Red Letter 2017 - E024 - Bronwen

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Entry: 024
Name: Bronwen
Age: Adult
Champion: Son

My dyslexia champion is my son. He has dyslexia and every day I watch him labour through tasks that take others ½ the amount of time. I see him refuse assistance, as he thinks it’s a sign of weakness or being labelled ‘dumb’. I watch him create amazing artwork that he pours onto the page with detail, skill, love and dedication. 
I read his writing and wonder where his amazing thoughts, characters and ideas come from and ignore the spelling (because it’s a writing task not a spelling one!). I view his writing and notice that sometimes it’s so small to read and I wonder if he does that to hide imperfections and my heart aches that this is just how it is. 

I’ve realised from him that being Dyslexic is Ok. It allows him to think outside the box, question more and consider everything. He cannot spell and I guess he gets that from me and that’s OK too. I am successful in what I do and he has helped me become a better teacher. I’ve become more observant, resourceful and passionate. Especially advocating for those students who present like my son, very intelligent but who learn differently. I am working towards being their champion.   

I am so proud of him, even though we both get frustrated at times. I know he will achieve greatness, in whatever his future holds. Mackie you are my champion.  


‘I can do anything, just not at school,’ Mackie - October 2017 – on the way home from parent teacher interviews.  



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