We All Need Colt the Courageous
1 in 5 Americans struggles with dyslexia. For each person diagnosed with the disorder, there’s a parent, a sibling, a teacher, and possibly a tutor trying to understand it, too.
It’s hard to know where to start.
Colt the Courageous will help you begin in the best possible place: with hope and compassion.
About the Author
Courtney Davidson is a mom who’s learning the best ways to advocate for her dyslexic son and how to overcome the disorder a little more each day.
About the Illustrator
Hector Curriel’s delicate artistry brings you inside the struggles and triumphs of being young and dyslexic.
Interested in seeing our news coverage? Here are a few links!
Keloland TV Story – Eye on Keloland: Colt the Courageous
Dakota News Now – Sioux Falls woman writes book inspired by her son
Argus Leader Article – ‘Use dyslexia as a superpower’: Sioux Falls mom writes children’s book as dyslexia resource
Instagram Live – With Jen Widerstrom
Dyslexia is a learning difference that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language. It’s estimated that one in five Americans struggle with the disorder.
“When other parents reach out, this is the video I send them. After Colt’s diagnosis, I looked for a book to help talk to him about dyslexia, but since there wasn’t one that was a good fit, this video became our go-to.”Courtney Davidson