My Favourite Quote: Lois Letchford, author

“‘Well, he’s the worst child I’ve seen in twenty years of teaching!’. This statement was made by the school diagnostician in Brisbane (Australia) about my son, Nicholas. He was 7 years old. My son failed first grade and the diagnostician who did the IQ testing made this statement. I responded with “If he is the worst kid ever, then don’t expect him to learn like everyone else!”. I taught my son to read and write, on May 12 2018, he received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Oxford University.” – Lois Letchford

Lois Letchford is the author of Reverse: A Memoir. Learn more about Lois and her book at

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