Carol Vorderman, 60, beamed with pride as she told her social media following about her son’s special educational needs and how he overcame his challenges.
The former Countdown maths guru, Cameron, posted a series pictures from his school years.
She penend: “A STORY OF CELEBRATION. My son Cameron was a happy toddler. Before and after he started school it became clear that he had severe special educational needs.
“No school would accept him. Although I had intended to quit my job to be able to help him, I could not teach a child with his special needs.”
She followed up with a second post: “Cam attended a special school for five years where they were able to teach children with similar needs.
“Then he changed school to mainstream age 10 but still had additional specialist help. I knew he was super bright but that his development curve would be a different shape to ‘normal’.”
Carol, who is also a mother to daughter Katie, then wrote: “So Cam stuck with it, through endless bullying (you’re thick!!!), changed school, developed strategies to learn, worked hard and eventually got a FIRST CLASS DEGREE IN ANIMATION FROM @UWEBristol last summer. Now he has just received A MASTERS DEGREE FROM @dundeeuni”
In a video she explained: “He struggled, and when I say struggled, it was off the scale. I had to find him a special school, if you like.”
Carol then presented a hand written graph which explained the development curve for children with severe learning difficulties.
Carol then posted another video, in which she beamed as she said: “He received a first class honours degree in animation and now he’s received a Masters degree in animation and video effects.
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“I couldn’t be more proud of him, I love him to bits but I’m also a very proud mum because I know just how much he’s struggled to get there.
She finished by saying: “The message is that everyone with special education needs has a different learning curve. Sometimes it takes a little longer, but they will get there eventually.”
The proud mum ended by then sharing photos of a stunning celebration cake for Cameron.
She wrote: “Cameron taught me so many things. Cameron taught me patience, kindness, perseverance, strategies and calm. He is now THE MASTER Children who have special needs are on a different development path.