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In this episode of Rocket Motivation, we learn the story of Lois Letchford and her son Nicholas. Nicholas has dyslexia, which made his ability to read very difficult. When he was seven years old, his teacher told Lois that Nicholas was the worst child she had seen in twenty years. Lois decided she would take over and teach Nicholas to read. She had great success – so much that she has developed a method of teaching dyslexic children with incredible success. Nicholas graduated from the University of Tasmania in Australia with two degrees and also obtained his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Oxford University. Lois has written a book about Nicholas’ journey entitled “Reversed: A Memoir.” She gives her advice on teaching students with dyslexia and gives advice on overcoming adversity and living your best life.
Check Out Lois Letchford's Book: Reversed: A Memoir
Key Takeaways - Don’t blame your child who is struggling with learning disabilities. Figure out how to effectively teach your child. - You have to make learning fun to be successful. Similarly, you need to make life fun to have a great life. - Persistence and discipline are important when you are struggling to achieve your goals. - Success is related to your failures. - Life has an end date. Make the most of every moment you have. Every day, enjoy your children and the people around you.
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More About Rod Cate and Get Back Up:
On August 14, 1981, Rod broke his neck while making a tackle that left him paralyzed from the neck down. In a split second, he went from athlete to quadriplegic. Get Back Up is the story of Rod's life journey and provides a detailed account of what it’s like to be handicapped, how to overcome it and how to thrive. The book gives you a look into trying legal cases through the eyes of a handicapped lawyer. The book’s purpose is to hopefully motivate you to not allow life’s sometimes devastating twists and turns ruin your quest for a great life. If your life is perfect and you have never suffered a tragedy, this book may not be for you. For the rest of us who have hit a bump or two on the road of life and are still trying to make it happen, this is your book.