Video: How One Child’s Interest in Space Turned Into a Passion for Learning

By The Understood Team

When she was in sixth grade, Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann had “checked out” of school. Her reading challenges made learning difficult. She avoided reading at all costs. But that all changed with one historic moment: the Challenger explosion.

Hear the touching story about how that tragic event—and a very tuned-in parent—turned a struggling student with dyslexia into a successful scientist.

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    The Understood Team is made up of passionate writers and editors. Many of them have kids who learn and think differently.