One of the things we continue to celebrate at the Therapeutic Literacy Center is the vast and barely comprehensible complexity of the human mind. In being given the opportunity to work every day with students who have learning differences, we are continually inspired by the many ways in which we are able to harness a child’s ability to learn. Whether dealing with a student who is on the autism spectrum, dyslexic, or who has another type of learning difference, what we know to be true is that through intensive instructional programming we are able to help every child unlock their inner academic.
We’ve all heard the old adage, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” It was Albert Einstein who first said this; Albert Einstein was dyslexic. Imagine being able to succeed in solving some of the most complicated mathematical formulas of the time without any trouble, but not remembering the months in the year. At Therapeutic Literacy Center we come across this sort of dichotomy often and are at once fascinated and awestruck by the minds of these exceptional children.
Throughout our years of tutoring there are many children who’s indelible impressions have been left upon us; kids who came to us feeling intimidated by the thought of reading in front of their peers and generally unable to thrive in a traditional classroom setting. In addition to reading and spelling improvement, these children were able to return to a normal classroom curriculum with renewed self-esteem, and confidence in their ability to learn. Helping these children to unlock their full potential is the most rewarding work a teaching professional can ever do. Discovering the hidden, untapped mind of the gifted child is our greatest goal.
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”