Cassidy and the Mixed Up Numbers, details the first few days of Cassidy’s experience at school. Will she be able to keep up with her classmates or will her learning disability Dyscalculia get in her way? Watch as she overcomes her fears and learns to count like the rest of the children in her class!
Targeted Age Group:: 3-8 years old
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The inspiration from this book came from my experience in school being undiagnosed with a learning disability. I want children who are unique learners to see themselves in books and feel confident.
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At the age of 22, Dezi Shepperd worked as a secretary for the New York City Department of Education District 75/Special Education. While an employee it was suggested she get tested for a learning disability. It was then she learned she had a learning disability called Dyscalculia and ADHD.
The diagnosis changed her academic career and gave her the confidence to re-enroll into college and eventually graduate with her BA in Psychology. Her experience having a learning disability inspired her to write Cassidy and the Mixed Up Numbers. She hopes to bring awareness to unseen learning disabilities such as Dyscalculia.