Professor Beth Ferri Interviewed by KBTX About Dyslexic Students Scholarship

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(KBTX (Bryan, TX) | March 11, 2022) Studies show that one in five students have some form of dyslexia, meaning that 15% to 20% of the population is dyslexic.

Beth Ferri speaks on Zoom to KBTX about dyslexic studentsAccording to the National Center on Improving Literacy, those with dyslexia have reading challenges and often struggle with phonological processing, spelling or rapid visual-verbal responding.

Caldwell parent Marsha Kocurek believes there are many misconceptions about dyslexia, which can cause students to question their futures.

“It doesn’t have to be something you only talk about in a whisper,” Kocurek said. “It doesn’t have to be a disgrace to have dyslexia.”

Beth A. Ferri is an inclusive education professor at Syracuse University and said students with dyslexia can feel inadequate and judged by their peers. The professor said dyslexia means students simply have strengths in other areas.

“A student may really struggle around spelling or decoding, but their comprehension is very good and their ability to tell a compelling story is very good.” Ferri said …

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