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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Personal Growth / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:234
  • eBook ISBN:9781667897202
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667897196

Tackling Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities

A Memoir by Russell Goodacre

by Russell Goodacre

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Overview
Tackling Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities: A Memoir by Russell Goodacre is a memoir of self-help that goes on a journey looking back at Russell Goodacre's experiences with dyslexia throughout his life. His memoir details how he succeeded in school with proper help and guidance. An essential part of his memoir is to help people with learning disabilities know they can succeed even though struggles happen for people with learning disabilities.
Description
Tackling Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities: A Memoir by Russell Goodacre is a memoir of self-help that goes on a journey looking back at Russell Goodacre's experiences with dyslexia throughout his life. His memoir details how he succeeded in school with proper help and guidance. An essential part of his memoir is to help people with learning disabilities know they can succeed even though struggles happen for people with learning disabilities. Tackling Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities: A Memoir by Russell Goodacre mostly follows a timeline with different chapters focusing on a period of Russell Goodacre's life and how he grew from a kid into an adult while facing adversity. There are chapters in the memoir that goes in-depth about what dyslexia and other types of learning disabilities are and how they can affect a person in different stages of their life, whether it's in school, work, or other elements of anyone's life. Sometimes you might not even know someone has a learning disability because they can be unnoticeable. He hopes the book helps people who do not have a learning disability or ever encounter someone with one, what it is like, and how it can be challenging for people with learning disabilities. Tackling Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities: A Memoir by Russell Goodacre is also a way for Russell Goodacre to thank many people he's met throughout his life personally. He's had many positive influences from family, friends, teachers, coaches, administrators, mentors, and many others named throughout the book. When determining what success would be for the book, Russell Goodacre hopes if it helps one person with a learning disability, then it's a success because he wanted to help those like himself who struggled with learning disabilities at some point in their life.
About the author
Russell Goodacre is a young man from Ijamsville, Maryland, who loves sports and has had many unique experiences while overcoming obstacles when he was younger with dyslexia. He went to The Lab School of Washington from 2nd grade through high school, where he received proper help in the classroom. There he learned different strategies and approaches to complete his schoolwork and grow in the classroom successfully. He then went on to Shepherd University for an undergraduate in Sport Communication. He was a Quality Control Coach for the Shepherd University Rams football program and a co-sports director of the campus radio station WSHC 89.7 FM. After Shepherd, he completed his master's at Georgetown University, studying Sports Industry Management. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Russell Goodacre got a unique opportunity to help with the COVID response in many ways. He experienced success and hardships during this time, and it inspired him to write his memoir Tackling Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities: A Memoir by Russell Goodacre to help people with learning disabilities know they can succeed while having their own struggles with a learning disability.

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Frederick
An inspirational story with a ton to learn from As a longtime friend of Russell's, I thought I fully knew him. This book proved I still have a lot to learn (in a good way) about him and his story. I listened to the audiobook version and it was a great way to access and listen. There is much that readers (whether or not they have a learning disability) can take from this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Read more
Christopher
Fantastic Read "TACKLING DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING DISABILITIES" is an fantastic memoir that I can't recommend highly enough. Through his story Russell taught me so much about learning disabilities and the support network that is needed to give people with learning disabilities in the best opportunity to succeed. The book is extremely well written and engaging as Russell seamlessly mixes in personal experiences, information about learning disabilities and resources, funny anecdotes, and shoutouts to the people who have supported him through his journey. I'm sure Russell's story will inspire many people - those with learning disabilities and without - to never stop striving for the goals despite any personal adversities they may face along the way. Read more
Deborah
Inspirational Support “TACKLING DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING DISABILITIES” is a memoir that shows how important it is for children to have an appropriate support network to succeed in life. Russell realizes he is fortunate and demonstrates his grace by thanking many people who have helped him along the way. Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects 50% boys and 50% girls. Boys are more often diagnosed. It’s important that the Lab School of Washington DC hosts a conference to show other educators their teaching techniques since not everyone lives close enough to attend their school. For people struggling with dyslexia the ability to have their textbooks read to them by computer software (or via audio books) is necessary for them to absorb the topic. This capability is now a standard feature on Apple computers. I hope his book inspires people to find the help they need. Read more