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Inspiration for LD kids from Jonathon Mooney


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Joined: Apr 10, 2009
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Posted May 05, 2009 at 8:03:05 PM
Subject: Inspiration for LD kids from Jonathon Mooney

On Saturday April 25, 2009 Jonathon Mooney celebrated neurodiversity with the biggest group of learning disabled kids in history at San Francisco's AT&T Park. By the morning of the event there were over 1100 registrants. Jonathon was the keynote speaker at the Education Revolution 2009, sponsored by the Parents Education Network (PEN).

Mooney, who grew up in San Francisco, is an brilliant young man who had a severe reading disability and ADHD. He didn't learn to read until he was 12 years. http://tinyurl.com/csplpw

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Mandi
Joined May 05, 2008
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Posted:May 05, 2009 9:09:10 PM

Is an brilliant young man?

I think you mean:
Is *A* brilliant young man.

Grammar, is a sacred thing...
You have now been corrected by a documented dyslexic... Gods, how funny is that?

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annette10dance
Joined May 13, 2008
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Posted:May 06, 2009 9:40:34 AM

Thanks for the link to the article. I am very fortunate, to have a wonderful school system for my kids. My son had Selective Mutism when he was a preschooler. The speech therapist had to learn how to work with him. My son continued a self contained special education classroom. Next year, he goes into an intergrated classroom for 4th grade. He has low language scores and low memory scores and he is 2 grades behind in reading.

My son just made his Holy Communion and he did a great job. He is the child that talks during mass. Everyone knows who we are. LOL . I always give the teachers a gift card for working with my son. After all, he is not an easy child to teach.

Thank God for wonderful teachers and a great school system. I hope your child will have a better experience in school than the prior generations. Things do change over time. Thanks again for the article.

Annette

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spedexaminer
Joined Apr 10, 2009
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Posted:May 14, 2009 2:53:44 PM

Actually my grammer and spelling are fine as long as I write long hand. I suffer from "dystypia". I am a very poor key board typist. I have taken typing classes for more than a year over my life time. Unfortunately, my fingers cannot work in the mindless style a fast typist can.

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