Dyslexia My Life: One Man's Story of His Life With a Learning Disability
In Dyslexia - My Life, Sam Sagmiller talks candidly about his struggles and the negative perception people held about him while growing up. He shares the story of how he rose up out of the shadows of being told he was mentally incapable of functioning in school, to receiving an a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He also shares the creative techniques and skills he personally used. More
This story will inspire people everywhere. In Dyslexia - My Life, Mr. Sam Sagmiller talks candidly about his struggles and the negative perception people held about him while growing up. He shares the story of how he rose up out of the shadows of being told he was mentally incapable of functioning in school, to receiving a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He shares with the reader not only the deep personal pain of his life, but also his creative techniques and the skills he personally used in overcoming this learning disability to live successfully as a dyslexic.
Mr. Sagmiller has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including Fox News and has been quoted in The Business Journal and USA Today. He has also lectured internationally for countless Teacher workshops, Fortune 500 Corporations, classroom discussions, Notre Dame, Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. (LDW), Learning Disability Association (LDA), International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI). He is also the author of DT Publishing's best selling Autobiographic book, DYSLEXIA MY LIFE, winner of the teacher’s pick award. He is the winner of the Ronald E. Weger award for public awareness of dyslexia, member of Learning Disability Association and of the International Dyslexia Association. He servers as board member for Kansas/Western Missouri Branch of Internal Dyslexia Association and President of the board and co-founder for The Gifted Learning Project both (501(3)c) organization.
Dyslexia: My Life One Man's Story of his Life with a Learning Disability
An Autobiography By G Sagmiller
As reviewed by Ellen Tanner Marsh, a New York Times best-selling author
What does it mean to grow up with a disability that no one seems to understand? For author G Sagmiller, it meant grappling with shame and fear and his father's stony disapproval. G Sagmiller has dyslexia, a neurological learning disability where individuals experience problems recognizing words (the letters are often transposed) so that reading is difficult, if not impossible. More often than not, dyslexics are erroneously considered slow or stupid.
With honesty and grace, Sagmiller tells the story of his own battle with dyslexia and the many challenges he had to overcome. Growing up in the 1960s, he faced uncaring teachers and worried, angry parents who didn't know any better in dealing with an affliction that we now know affects one in five children. But Sagmiller never gave up, persevering against considerable odds to attend college, get a job and find his niche.
This extraordinary memoir tells his courageous story and also provides helpful tips for managing dyslexia and ultimately succeeding in life. Overcoming a disability doesn't mean curing it, but as Sagmiller writes, "other strengths will grow."
This is an important book for anyone struggling with dyslexia, for teachers of dyslexic students and for families with a dyslexic loved one. The message here is clear: even dyslexics can flourish in school and in everyday life and succeed in careers of choice.
Sam Sagmiller not only overcame his disability, he triumphed. And here, in this wise and inspiring book, he shows an insightful path for others to triumph as well.