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Friday, April 07, 2006

Teens with learning disabilities speak about who they are

By BRIAN NEWSOME, THE GAZETTE

Teenager Megan Doughty stood before a room full of school officials, talking confidently and candidly about learning disabilities she and other students have.

Most students, she said, are like a high-speed Internet connection. She is on dial-up: "They can do the same things, but dial-up is a lot slower."

She was one of a dozen Cheyenne Mountain High School students who presented facts and real-life experiences about learning disabilities to school department heads from across the Pikes Peak region last week.

The students openly discussed dyslexia, processing disorder, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other obstacles they've struggled to overcome.

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