Dyslexia and Privilege | Samantha Coppola | TEDxTheMastersSchool

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Sam Coppola’s talk will explore the services, particularly for learning- different individuals, that are based on economic circumstances. The speaker, diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, well understands the privileges she was afforded based on fee-based services.

Samantha Coppola is 18 years old and a senior at The Masters School. She has spoken about dyslexia to teachers and elementary school students at multiple private schools throughout Westchester County. In the fall, she will be attending NYU Tisch School of the Arts to study drama.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Vernon Ray
i have Dyslexia.....feel so down so many times.....I never got the help
Mike Carone
cultural marxsim dont work for us
Travis Harker
Thanks for sharing your story and the injustices in education.
Debbie Meyer
Thanks! I've been working on the interesectionality of dyslexia and mass incarceration for exactly this reason. There is no reason teachers should not learn how to address dyslexia during teaching college. Studies show 50% of prisoners are functionally illiterate due to dyslexia so our society wasted money pretending to educate them, and continues to waste money incarcerating them. I'm a parent of a windward student, worrying about those we left behind in public school.
Kelly Grunther
WOW, amazing talk Samantha! And, your idea for a solution is so insightful and seems doable!
Richard McManus
Samantha you are marvelous--and your idea for a solution is spot ON! http://hingham.wickedlocal.com/news/20170513/lessons-learned-every-child-can-be-competent-reader
Tracy Duberman
Well done Samantha! Great way to raise awareness on an important topic.
Tim Bennett
I found out I'm dyslexic and ADHD-PI at 37 (two years ago). It's had a devastating impact on my life and mental health. It's best summed up as learned helplessness and very low self worth.
Paul Thy
400k wow. You were lucky to have such supportive parents. Lots of people don’t and fall trough the cracks.
i have a theory on all of this.
Dyslexic people are as smart as everyone else so when then see they are falling behind they hide there issues as best they can(there children after all). So it can be missed plus because a dyslexic person is a few years behind in reading they cant read books suitable for there age and intelligence. So they just stop reading altogether and the problem gets a lot worse.
If we had age appropriate books with simpler vocabulary you could help a wider range of people for a lower cost.
400k is just to much money and far to much to expect the tax payers to cover for 10 to 15% of the population.
Josiah Klein
Gees. My mother and my sister, along with most of her side of the family. I don't have dyslexia, but I do have ADHD.
(Again with the terribly deficient school system!)
I'm going to be professor, and as such, I hope I can promote improvement upon these sorts of things in the educational community.
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