Learning Disability Revealed: My Story

July 8, 2014 7:06 PM

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Learning Disability Revealed: My Story

Through my childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, I struggled academically. I failed the third and seventh grades. I completed high school with a "D" average. I attended college on an athletic scholarship but remained on academic probation for the entire first year.

The first book I read from cover to cover was during my third year of graduate school. It was 87 pages long. With this painful history of embarrassing failures, I eventually concluded that I was just stupid. I remember once overhearing two teachers talking about the dumb jock syndrome and assumed th...

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