2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F38 - Dyslexia Among Adults in Prison—Ameer Baraka's Personal Experiences on How He Beat Dyslexia

Oct 26, 2018 4:30pm ‐ Oct 26, 2018 5:30pm


It is estimated that 40–80% of incarcerated men and women are functionally illiterate. This illiteracy certainly did not help provide these men and women with better life options when they were children. Ameer Baraka is an adult who was severely dyslexic and knew at a young age that he would not be completing school, going to college, or possibly even being employed. This talk explains how he beat dyslexia and some of the neuropsychological challenges he faced both as a child and later as an adult who was aiming for life success.

Learning Objective:

  • SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL: Examine social/emotional issues and implications for practice for individuals with dyslexia and related language learning disabilities.



  • Ameer Baraka:

    Is the author of a book that may be discussed during this presentation

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