The teen has been diagnosed with dyslexics and has struggled to get into college.
She’s also battling her own anxiety, and the condition is making it difficult for her to write.
She wears a headset, headphones, and a tablet.
The girl says she has to constantly reevaluate her thoughts and actions.
And she says the devices, as they’re designed, have been “a huge hindrance.”
In this June 21, 2017, file photo, a woman uses a hand-held computer to scan a medical chart while waiting to enter the hospital for a mental health evaluation at a Phoenix hospital.
In her first interview since the diagnosis, the teen told the Washington Post that her anxiety has been “almost constant.”
“You know, I feel like I can’t trust myself to be able to do what I want to do with my life,” she said.
“And I think it’s a real issue for young people who are living with these disabilities, and it’s not going away, and I think that’s going to be a big concern for our society going forward.”
The teen’s story is similar to that of other students who have been diagnosed as dyslexic.
More than 100,000 students nationwide are diagnosed with learning disabilities, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly half of dyslexical children experience at least one of the four impairments.
But many of those who have the disability also struggle to find and afford the tools and services that they need to succeed academically.
A 2016 report from the National Association of Head Start Teachers said that while nearly a quarter of parents said their children needed to have a “visual aid” or computer to read books, they also felt that it was important for them to have access to a digital device.
For the students at the Washington D.C. school, that’s not always possible.
As part of the district’s efforts to help students with dyslinguistics, the district is offering $250 worth of devices to the children.
The devices, which are made of metal, are connected to a Bluetooth headset.
But the district has yet to offer an option for students to buy additional headphones, the Washington Times reported.
Instead, students at Washington D,C.
schools are using the devices to read in the classroom.
Teachers at Washington DC Schools, the school district, and D.E.A.S.T.E., a group that represents students with disabilities, said in a statement that they have worked closely with the Washington DC school district on the project, which was launched in March.
This story is part of our coverage of the nation’s schools.