Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman emotionally shares son Cameron's learning difficulties battle

Carol Vorderman emotionally reveals son Cameron's battle with learning difficulties

9/25/2021 3:08:00 PM

Carol Vorderman emotionally reveals son Cameron's battle with learning difficulties

Former Countdown sat Carol Vorderman has candidly opened up on her son Cameron's learning struggles for the first time ever

Former Coutndown star Carol, 60, is proud mum to two grownup children Katie, 30, and Cameron, 24.And for the first time ever she has revealed how her son, who now has a masters degree in animation, struggled with education.Carol revealed how son Cameron's learning difficulties became apparent when she taught him the alphabet.

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Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page.She recalled to the Daily Mail: "We'd attempt very basic things. I'd take the letter e phonetically and say, 'Right Cameron, how do we say e? Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh', and he'd repeat, 'eh, eh, eh'.

"We'd do that over and over, and then within seconds I'd show him the letter e again and he'd say 'mmm' or 'dah', or anything really. We'd do eh-eh-eh a hundred times and he'd say 'blugh'. It just wasn't going in. I remember thinking, 'something's seriously wrong here'." headtopics.com

The TV star also noticed how her son struggled to concentrate as he would "conk out" when she tried to get him to focus.She hoped things would improve when he started prep school, but Cameron struggled in class."Even before he'd turned five, the same things I'd seen were being repeated in the classroom, with catastrophic consequences," Carol said. "He was being put out of class for being disruptive and causing trouble. At four! I couldn't believe it. My sweet, wonderful little boy."

The following year, Carol was told by the headteacher that he couldn't continue attending the school.She explained: "He said Cam was getting into little fights, was disruptive, a trouble-maker, basically. I took him around other schools — six, maybe seven — to see if they would take him, but when they heard the history, they all said no. He was deemed unteachable."

Carol was then forced to homeschool her son, but felt daunted. She said: "By six, this child I loved so much, that I would have done anything for, was being rejected — by the school, by the teachers, by the other pupils. It was heart-breaking, utterly heart-breaking.

"And I was lost. Was I going to have to teach him at home, myself? How? I just wasn't equipped. I didn't know how to teach a child with this level of special needs."Fast-forward just under 20 years and her son just received his masters degree from Dundee University. headtopics.com

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And Carol emotionally revealed her pride over his great achievement, despite fears her son would be held back in life.Become an OK! VIP and see all our exclusives - for free! Become an OK! VIP and you will unlock access to all of our big exclusives...

Be the first to meet the latest showbiz babies, see the most sought after wedding pictures of the year, or take a guided tour around your favourite star's lavish multi-million pound home - all for free!Sign up here She said: "That we are here, with him gaining a master's is down to Cameron, and his determination.

"I could not be prouder of how he has done this, because frankly I didn't know how it would be possible."The gap between how I thought children learned and how he needed to learn was so vast."But he has been teaching me. I'm still learning from him. There's so much about education, about the brain, about how we learn that I simply did not know. Things that we, as a society, need to know."

She emotionally added: "I knew he wasn't thick, or slow, or any of those things that he and children like him are often told. I always thought he was brilliantly bright. He is." Read more: OK! Magazine »

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