trying to set the record straight
Obviously I struck a nerve. It has inspired some very thoughtful and reasonable discussion of dyslexia, so that's a good thing. But my words are being twisted as the discussion continues, so I feel compelled to speak up once again.
My intent was never to challenge, label or disparage all dyslexics. All I did was challenge one forum member's description of Nick as "smart" based on what we've been shown by the third episode of Brat Camp, and it has grown and mutated from there.
I won't beat this dead horse any more, and my hat is off to anybody and everybody who must face challenges of all sorts in their daily lives.
There are clearly more things going on with Nick which led him to Brat Camp, and we are only shown tightly edited snippets, so none of us have anything much to use to judge him fairly. I look forward to a positive outcome for all of the kids depicted in the show.
No hard feelings, gang. :)