Inspirational young 16 year old, who struggled with reading and math, conquered dyslexia.

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Jack Harley-Walsh, is quite the inspirational young man. Any 16 year old with aspirations of becoming an engineer is inspiring. But when you consider that Jack has had to overcome dyslexia and dyscalculia the story takes a significant emotional twist. In an upcoming documentary, Jack opens up on the personal and academic challenges he has had to overcome throughout his journey. He hopes to set an example for others like him. As well as show the rest of the world that those with dyslexia or dyscalculia can and should follow their dreams.

Jack achieves his dreams in spite of naysayers.

The article Ascot teenager overcomes severe dyslexia and dyscalculia to gain GCSEs discusses Jack Harley-Walsh's accomplishments. He is a unique person who has overlapping learning challenges. Jack has surpassed his academic goals. He says that it makes him feel satisfied and proud. He hopes that his successes is also rewarding to his teachers. They have worked hard to provide him with an environment he can learn competitively with other students. As well as pursue his dream profession of engineering.

Jack Harley-Walsh managed to overcome his learning disability and pass all of this GCSEs.

Initially, Jack was rejected from 30 schools because of his learning disability. These schools did not have the services to educate Jack. Subsequently, Jack suffered from low self-esteem in addition to his learning disability.

Shooting for and obtaining Cs on his GCSE exams, Jack is extremely proud of his accomplishments. He uses his platform to encourage other dyslexic students to overcome their learning difficulties. He is looking forward to a bright future and hopes to be with the RAF some day.

Jack-Harley Walsh's documentary has several benefits.

It will:

  • Help dispel myths about dyslexia and dyscalculia.
  • Help spread awareness about these conditions.
  • Benefit Jack by improving his own image of himself.

Key Takeaways:

A documentary is covering a teenager with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia.
He is an example to students who struggle with reading and math.
This has helped this student feel good about his achievements.

The GCSE test can be difficult for those suffering from Dyslexia or Dyscalculia.

Students can get by the math portion of the test with calculators. However, they will have a hard time understanding and working with concepts. There are five types of dyscalcula which can prevent students from learning the maths required to pass their GSCE maths exam.

  • The first two do not prevent the student from learning how to use a basic calculator. However, math will always be a constant conceptual struggle for them.
  • Students with type three are generally not able to understand the concept of time. They do not understand that one unit is longer than the other.
  • Those suffering from the fourth type have long-term and short-term memory issues. It is almost impossible to remember equations and number sequences long enough to solve them/put the numbers to any use.
  • Those with type 5 of dyscalculia struggle mainly with the concept of math, in that numbers do not make sense to them. They do not understand a number’s relationship to the real world. With help and hard work, students can memorize facts enough to operate a calculator and compute simple arithmetic.

Jack has proven himself to be a courageous child in many occasions. However, his academic success in spite of these challenges is an inspiring tale.

Students who have Dyscalculia must be given special attention in school. The concept of numbers is meaningless to them. They cannot calculate like everyone else. Those who suffer from dyscalcluia can learn enough to get by in the real world with support, instruction, and hard work. However, they will most likely struggle to pass with a C for their GCSE exam.

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