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Nebraska bill would set rules for dyslexia education

from Omaha World-Herald

Christopher Holtzclaw can talk at length about the gravitational forces of different planets and successfully tackle his eighth-grade sister's geometry homework. But put a reading book in front of the 8-year-old and a different child emerges, a legislative panel was told. "He struggles mightily with reading, writing and spelling," said his mother, Emily Holtzclaw. He would try to avoid reading — "as if it was painful," said his 14-year-old sister, Virginia. The boy would come home from school, pounding his forehead and screaming, "I'm an idiot," his mother said. more

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