Rachel Turiel's column, headlined "Children are language machines on little legs." (Herald, Jan. 18) should have read "My children are language machines on little legs" as evidenced by her 18-month old-daughter being a "fountain of language, spouting nouns, pronouns and the occasional verb."
Wow! Go little girl. But not all children are language machines at 18 months or even 3 years. Some children are late learning to talk, and as they get older have difficulty identifying or distinguishing sounds in words, learning the sounds of letters, hearing and manipulating sounds in words. They have difficulty learning to read. These children are often bright, smart and gifted.
To learn more about dyslexic children with these characteristics, gifted children and twice exceptional children call the Liberty School at 385-4834 and ask about the upcoming informational and Orton-Gillingham language therapist training sessions offered by the school.
Jean Souza, Durango