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Making the Grade

Making the Grade

Reflections on Being Learning Disabled

By Virginia Trumbull, Dayle Upham

Making the Grade is a powerful illustration of the problems and frustrations of living with a learning disability. Like many people with a learning disability, Dayle Upham had experienced academic and professional failure. Yet somehow she found the inner strength to persevere and ultimately obtain a Ph.D. in special education. What is that strength? How did she find it? And shat strategies did she develop to help her cope? These are some of the questions addressed in this poignant account.

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Making the Grade is a powerful illustration of the problems and frustrations of living with a learning disability. Like many people with a learning disability, Dayle Upham had experienced academic and professional failure. Yet somehow she found the inner strength to persevere and ultimately obtain a Ph.D. in special education. What is that strength? How did she find it? And shat strategies did she develop to help her cope? These are some of the questions addressed in this poignant account.

Contents

Contents:
1.
Early Childhood: Putting Order in My Life
2. Elementary School: Learning I Am Different
3. Junior High School: Disappointment and Discovery
4. High School: Becoming an Expert at Deception
5. Employment: Protecting Myself from the Inside
6. The College Years: Creating File Cabinets in my Sleep
7. Letter to Self: The Road to the Dream
8. Letter to Self: Tired of the Fight
9. Letter to Self: I Am not Sure I Like Myself or You
10. Letter to Self: I Am Always the One Who Has To Change
11. The Intervening Years: Awarded a Ph.D., Now What?
12. A University Professor: Setting New Goals