My oldest son is dyslexic and has Tourette’s syndrome which is one of the reasons that I have homeschooled him. Despite scoring high on an IQ test he never did well in school. All his teachers would comment about how bright he was but when it came time to put words on paper he had a lot of problems.
Together we looked up several culinary programs because that is what he wants to do. We found one that is mainly hands on. He will have enough extra classes to earn a bachelors degree, so he will have the same basic English, histories etc that other college kids have to get.
He had to write an essay to enter the college, which he did and, I might say, wrote a very good one. He has come a long way in just a few short years. As his mind has matured, his dyslexia seems to have improved dramatically.
Yesterday, he went with his dad to his school’s orientation. He got to attend one of the classes and came home full of information on how to make poached chicken with a wine/cream sauce with fresh herbs. He was very excited.
His goals are to either work overseas in a four or five star restaurant starting at the bottom and working his way up or working on a cruise ship.
I thought that I would post this for anyone who has a child with learning disabilities or physcial problems. If you are worrying about your child’s future, which I did, there is no reason that their individual problems have to limit them.