Texas was the first state in 1985 to pass a law requiring students to test and treat students with dyslexia, but many parents still feel schools aren’t doing enough to help dyslexic kids.

KUT News in Austin aired a story today that looks at one student’s struggle with the learning disorder. Ben Shrader, who has a severe form of dyslexia, was home schooled in elementary and middle school and now attends a private school in Austin. Today, he reads at a second grade level.

The issue of educating dyslexic students has gotten more attention recently. In Austin, there are plans next year to open a campus specifically for students like Ben.

And later this year, the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity’s Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative will host a symposium on the topic in cities around the country, including Houston.

What It’s Like to be a Dyslexic Student in AustinHigh school freshman Ben Shrader was in kindergarten when he realized he learned differently than other kids. Id be pulled out of the class at nap time and

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