Jackie French says let's ditch the word 'dyslexia'

Jackie French
Updated October 13 2019 - 2:29pm, first published October 29 2014 - 1:44pm

Debbie* is nine. She's attended five schools in four years, as her parents have moved around Australia for work. She is still unable to read a paragraph of simple text.

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Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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