the Dyslexia quest

What Every Person With Dyslexia Should Know with MIT Professor Cathy Drennan

When she was young, Cathy Drennan was told she would likely not graduate high school. Fast forward to today and we can find Cathy teaching and inspiring others as a chemistry and biology professor at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “Wow you must be smart to do what you do!” What does it really mean to be SMART— especially when you struggled in school?! In this episode Cathy shares how she was determined to work hard and prove that she was more than “smart for someone with dyslexia.” Her experiences translate into meaningful advice for both parents of dyslexic children and dyslexics themselves. Cathy’s story will move you and show how are biggest weakness can become our greatest strength. You won’t want to miss it so listen now!

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Cathy Drennan

"Growing up, Catherine Drennan would have never imagined herself as a professor in chemistry and biology at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In her youth, she was told that she was probably not even going to graduate high school because of her dyslexia. This learning disability has put many obstacles in her path, but she has conquered each one while also discovering that being different is a good thing."

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