Wed, 16 March 2016
The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as "a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin." But members of a boarding school for dyslexic students in Dutchess County, New York don’t use the term “disability.” They prefer to call it a “way to learn differently.” On this week’s Fordham Conversations we discuss the issue of dyslexia with three people who have first-hand knowledge of the condition. Fordham Alumn Kevin Pendergast is the Headmaster of the Kildonan School, a boarding school that empowers students with dyslexia. Dave Flink is the Executive Director of Eye-to-Eye, a national grass roots mentoring program. August Hunt is in his senior year at Kildonan.