Malloy visiting RI to discuss dyslexia

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is appearing at a Rhode Island school, where he is scheduled to talk to students about his personal experiences overcoming learning disabilities.

The governor and former mayor will be a guest on Friday at The Hamilton School at Wheeler in Providence.

The Hamilton School at Wheeler is considered “a school within a school” and serves elementary-grade children with language-based learning issues. Many students have been diagnosed with dyslexia, attention-deficit disorder, executive function deficits or language impairments.

RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee is expected to present Malloy with the school’s 20th annual Life Achievement Award, which is given to a noted dyslexic individual.

Malloy often speaks publicly about his dyslexia, a learning disability with neurological and genetic causes. People with dyslexia have difficulty decoding and recognizing words.

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