you to the front of the classroom hasn't helped much. You
can see the figures on the blackboard just as well, but
you still don't know how to read them. There are too many
lines and circles, and you can't tell where one word begins
and another ends. And now you can't hide. The teacher calls
your name and slaps the board with her pointer. Is that
where the sentence starts? You see the letter a. And that
curled letter that crosses itself must be a p. You make
a hesitant guess: "Ap . . . apple?"
No. It's 'bat,'" she says. "'He sees a bat'!"
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and Mental Retardation May Be Detected During the Preschool
Learning Disorders May Become Evident in School
Causes Developmental and Learning Disorders?
Problems May Develop Later In Life
to Cope With Learning Problems
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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding
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