Weston mother helps her son and others dealing with dyslexia

Doctors say dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting 1 in 5 people. One local woman is now helping her son and others like him.

Mark Sudol

Jun 1, 2023, 9:37 PM

Updated 353 days ago

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Doctors say dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting 1 in 5 people. One local woman is now helping her son and others like him.
Evan Bernheim, 9, is an active and healthy boy from Weston. But over a year ago, there was a part of his life he was unable to conquer.
"At the end of second grade, it came to the point where he wasn't eating in school anymore, and he was coming home with migraine headaches and vomiting every week. He was so stressed out," said his mother, Jennifer Bernheim.
Bernheim says her son was struggling with dyslexia. She says it was so severe that his local school had difficulty helping him.
"He really needed direct explicit instructions multiple hours a day," said Bernheim.
So Bernheim started Right to Read Advocacy. Her website helps educate other families dealing with dyslexia.
"After spending years advocating for my son, I thought that I had learned a lot throughout the process and that I could help others," said Bernheim.
Just two weeks ago, Bernheim says Evan picked up a book on his own and sat on the couch and read. She says it's done wonders for his self-confidence.
"Reading really is a civil right. I mean you can't access what society has to offer if you cannot read," said Bernheim.
Evan is now hoping he can reach even loftier goals. Click HERE to find out more about Right to Read Advocacy.


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