Everyone can learn to read

The ability to read depends upon the communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain and the brain’s ability to receive and process information from the eyes. The ability to write depends upon the brain’s ability to receive and send information to the eyes and hands.

It is just as physically demanding as P.E, but in a different way. The eyes, brain and hands must work as a team, each doing its own job to read successfully. If any one of these physical areas is not in shape for the reading process the child will struggle and at some point may even give up on reading all together, not because they aren’t smart enough but because the task is just too hard. Many children who reach the point of giving up may begin to act out. They do this as a defensive choice. They choose to get in trouble for things they can control, versus getting in trouble for tasks that they physically cannot perform.