An Inventive Dyslexic Proves Reading is Overrated

Photo Credit/Newtown Patch

Nice story about a student with dyslexia from Connecticut, who has now become a patented inventor. Struggling with the effects of dyslexia, Zoe Eggleston was not confident in herself until she continued to work on her interests and strengths.

Combining an ability to see things three dimensionally and her working an opportunity to follow through on a need and an idea (reducing her anxiety about ice fishing with her dad), she invented a device to measure the safety of ice for fishing.

It almost makes me think the stress on reading skills is overrated. As a reading specialist, I don’t really think so. However this does reminds me that so much more is needed to make a mark on the world and that as educators and parents, we need to give kids opportunities to learn and create outside of the box of literacy.

Great job Zoe!

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2 Responses to An Inventive Dyslexic Proves Reading is Overrated

  1. Richard says:

    Great story. Newtown, CT needs a good word these days.

  2. Sanford says:

    Isn’t it though, and yes, Newtown can sure use any good news.

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