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    Dodie Dunson News

    From Midstateshoops.com...interesting news including Kansas State and Oklahoma.


    "Former Bloomington H.S. and currently Vincennes JC star Dodie Dunson was recently visited by coaches from Indiana, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and South Florida. In addition, the 6’3” point guard has received offers from a number of Division I programs including Charlotte, Duquesne, Fordham, and Rhode Island."

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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    Grades were the issue - The ISU's program has no room for a slip up.



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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Grades were the issue - The ISU's program has no room for a slip up.
    Pantagraph.com | Sports | Kindred: Academics, dyslexia Dunson's real challenge

    The issue was Dodie has dyslexia and ISU failed to provide the assistance Dodie needed.

    This was a well written article. Dodie and his family left with dignity and never said anything negative about ISU, Ames, or the fans.

    I will support Dodie at any non-Big XII school.


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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    Ugh...didn't like seeing that article, but yes - that is true. It's the reason he's no longer in a Cyclone uniform.



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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    Pantagraph.com | Sports | Kindred: Academics, dyslexia Dunson's real challenge

    The issue was Dodie has dyslexia and ISU failed to provide the assistance Dodie needed.

    This was a well written article. Dodie and his family left with dignity and never said anything negative about ISU, Ames, or the fans.

    I will support Dodie at any non-Big XII school.

    I wasn't trying to bash Dodie (great kid, always a smile on his face), but it was a mutual decision by Dodie and the staff. and he did leave eligible...



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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    There's nothing bad about the article. The program he was in which was weighted heavily on test scores wasn't conducive to him succeeding. When dealing with dyslexia tutors can't always be of big help. Dyslexia requires a person to take longer to read. In a timed test scenario it makes it difficult to read through everything. If you're doing papers, they can take their time, do their research and write it out. Hopefully he can find a program where the grades are based less on timed test scores.


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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    I thought that ISU had a program set up where if you had a learning disability, you could take an exam at a separate time in a conference room where you would be allocated more time? I'm almost sure that they do that.

    Maybe that just didn't work out during the season.



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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    How can ISU not provide the assistance necessary for dyslexia? Is that even legal? Now he leaves and everyone is branding him as an idiot that can't make grades... Not a good image for the school or program.



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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    I am 100% sure that is the case. You can even have the test read to you, if need be. Disabilities are not taken lightly by the university. They will help in whatever way they can.


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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    I thought that ISU had a program set up where if you had a learning disability, you could take an exam at a separate time in a conference room where you would be allocated more time? I'm almost sure that they do that.

    Maybe that just didn't work out during the season.
    Never heard of that. A friend at ISU had dyslexia and he always took the tests with everyone else..



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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    No doubt, he would be helpful to the team, but better to let him go now then have him be the star in a couple years and lose him when we're counting on him.


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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    Never heard of that. A friend at ISU had dyslexia and he always took the tests with everyone else..
    Did your friend talk to the university about it? You do have to report the disability for them to assist. Some people are embarrassed or don't want to take the time to do it.

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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    Did your friend talk to the university about it? You do have to report the disability for them to assist. Some people are embarrassed or don't want to take the time to do it.
    Right.

    I'm surprised this article came out, as when I learned of this disability and that Dodie would likely not be back, the university was doing everything possible to maintain his privacy on the matter.

    No, I did not blame ISU...it's unrelated. Just surprised it's out, that's all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    Did your friend talk to the university about it? You do have to report the disability for them to assist. Some people are embarrassed or don't want to take the time to do it.

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    This was a while ago, they might not have had the resources then. Or like you said, he didn't want to bother.



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    Re: Dodie Dunson News

    I wish Dodie the best, even if it's in the Big 12. I'm just bummed things didn't work out.



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