I don't consider myself completely illiterate by any means, but I do struggle tremendously with the foundations of reading and spelling. While in second grade I was both physically and emotionally abused by my teacher. This abuse became public after one of my classmates told their parents. Throughout elementary school my teachers were afraid to work with me thinking that I may falsely accuse them of abuse. Looking back my parents should have taken me out of the school, because with each passing year I began to fall further behind and lose confidence. By fourth grade I was enrolled in a "special" class and completely gave up on myself. Once any student is recognized by his peers as having to leave their mainstream class to attend a "special" class that student is immediately ostracized socially by his peers - even teachers think your hopeless. I continued to struggle through school - graduated from a mediocre college. During college I became aware that my issues during elementary school had impacted my literacy. I decided to take an IQ exam administered by my father's Mensa organization. I ended up scoring so well that I am now a Mensa member. Needless to say, I am completely frustrated by how the school system failed me in so many ways. I now work for a prestigious management firm in the entertainment industry. My biggest fear is that one day my illiteracy issues will become noticeable to my coworkers and I will lose my job. I'm desperately looking for help to relearn everything I missed in elementary school. I haven't been able to find any helpful resources online, so I thought I would reach out to this group for advice. Thanks so much!