My son struggled with this during his first year of elementary school. We were lucky that he had a great teacher, special programs, and help at home to overcome the challenges while he was still young. Still, it wasn't easy to watch him have to work so hard to learn something that is an absolute necessity in life. Such a huge percentage of kids shouldn't be where they are, but the really cool thing is that we can all help to make it better. The kid in this video is proof that the future can be brighter.
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