Special Education students and faculty get view into life with learning disabilities

George Williams Jr., PhD, assistant professor and coordinator of Special Education, along with several Education graduate and undergraduate students, participated in a Learning Disabilities (LD) simulation at The Winston School San Antonio. The Winston School is a local special day school designed to educate grade school students diagnosed with LD. Students experienced walking in the shoes of a child with LD through an intense hands-on workshop.

The simulation created an increased awareness of the difficulties and frustrations students with reading and language disabilities encounter daily. Graduate student Carolina Trevino commented, “Going through the simulation gave me a better understanding of the frustrations dyslexic children face. It was an enlightening experience. I’m so glad I went.”