Kids struggle to stay on track with dyslexia while parents find outside resources
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National Institute of Health reports one in five people in the United States struggle with learning and attention disorders these disorders including dyslexia often cause kids to fall behind in their education not only across the nation but as MTN’s Medeiros PABs free finds out right here in Montana Jack hiker is writing his hoverboard a gift he got for his eighth birthday he is in a good mental state now but this wasn’t always the case mostly because he was falling behind in school dumb and stupid I felt like like it was two months in I started being getting angry at people and then by the end I was never I never got any really happy by that in kindergarten Jack has dyslexia a learning disorder that makes it difficult to read and comprehend words letters and symbols being behind his peers affected him and soon he became angry and depressed something that broke his mother January’s heart seeking a change he switched schools but still it didn’t help his mom knew he needed to be homeschooled I don’t know that we we blame the schools but we just want to see more help for for the kids yeah and the teachers try their best we know it’s not easy Sarah Bernal used to be a teacher but now is an educational therapist who helps kids like Jack often parents come into her office frustrated with the lack of work being done to get their kids up to par we don’t know how to handle it the schools we don’t have the staffing we don’t have the money we don’t have the education so they ended up you know in high school and ready to move on to college and they’re still reading at this first-grade level according to the National Center for learning disabilities students like hiker are three times more likely to drop out of school and at least half of them will make their way through the justice system by the time they are young adults we know there’s something going on there we know there’s a problem here and they’re being told they’re fine you know there little bit behind but they’re gonna catch up let’s wait and see let’s wait and see what happens let’s wait and see we hear that all the time how long do you wait and see before it’s too late every day brings new challenges for Bernal and the hikers but that doesn’t stop them from fighting to bring awareness on the issue in Bozeman Medeiros Babb MTN news

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