Archive for February 2020
An Illiteracy Epidemic
The following is adapted from I Can’t Read. When I realized I had dyslexia, I wanted to know more about reading disabilities. What I discovered was mind-blowing. A friend helped me perform an internet search which revealed to me that more than 32 million Americans can’t read. However, upon further research, I discovered that approximately…Read More
Are You an Adult with Dyslexia?
William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. The world is full of individuals with dyslexia or other reading struggles, but most people would never know it. We see those who have the most trouble, but the majority of successful people with dyslexia tend to hide their struggles. Some adults may have dyslexia and…Read More
Anyone Can Be President—Even If They Can’t Read
William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. Growing up, my dad used to tell me, “Anyone can be president.” I believed him—until I learned that presidents read their speeches off a teleprompter. As someone who had struggled with reading my entire life, this presented a major problem. Still, the obstacle didn’t hold me…Read More
What’s Your Superpower?
The following is adapted from I Can’t Read. When I was a kid, we’d go around the classroom and each student would read a paragraph aloud. I used to count the desks before me so I knew exactly which paragraph I’d need to read, and I’d mentally prepare myself as much as possible. Then, when…Read More
Helping Loved Ones Who Struggle to Read
William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. Have you noticed that a loved one never reads for fun? Maybe they look at the pictures on a restaurant menu instead of reading the descriptions. Perhaps, when they’re in a situation where they need to read, they become flustered and defensive. It’s hard to approach…Read More