Leopard Shark Lucca
When Lucca was in kindgarten his teacher began to notice he couldn't connect sounds with letters. She suggested getting him tested, because this didnt seem to match up with what she thought were his capabilities. Sure enough, the diagnosis was dyslexia. Throughout elementary he has had individual tutoring in phonics, and eventually landed in a fantastic school for learning differences called Briarwood in Houston.
The first day of his new school he said "Kids here think like me. Most of the kids have dyslexia, and I dont feel different from everyone". This began Lucca's healing journey of self-acceptance and understanding that while dyslexia has challenges, there are many benefits from this type of thinking. "I think in big ideas, but not in details", he said. This is true for many dyslexics, who are great macro thinkers, but putting the details into place is more challenging.
When asked why this relay was important to Lucca he said "We are showing kids the cool things dyslexics can do!"
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