Five Star Board of Education Honors Dyslexia Awareness Month

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:30am
A photo shows a student holding a book. Text over the image reads "Dyslexia Awareness Month."

Dyslexia is a common learning difference that affects how people learn to read.

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to recognize Dyslexia Awareness Month at its Oct. 6 meeting. 

The proclamation recognizes the challenges that people with dyslexia face, as well as the importance of appropriate educational programming. You can click here to read it in full. 

“It’s not just words. It’s not a hollow commitment,” Director Jamey Lockley said. “This district has been moving in the right space and working very hard at it. As a parent of a dyslexic student, I can see the difference in my son’s classes. … I can tell that there’s really been movement in this space, and I’m so grateful and thankful.”

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is the most common learning difference. It affects how people learn to read. Challenges experienced by people with dyslexia include difficulty learning to speak, learning letters and sounds, memorizing number facts, spelling, and reading quickly enough to comprehend. Dyslexia is not due to a lack of intelligence or desire to learn; with appropriate teaching methods, students with dyslexia can learn successfully.
Source: International Dyslexia Association Dyslexia Basics fact sheet

Resources to help you learn more

Upcoming Event

Parents of Adams 12 Five Star Schools students are invited to participate in a simulation to learn more about dyslexia and what those with dyslexia often experience with reading, writing and processing. This simulation is designed to help people gain a better understanding of, and empathy for, children and adults who struggle with dyslexia. 
WHEN: Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
TIME: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center: 1500 East 128th Ave. Thornton, CO. 80241
Please note: Space is limited to 25 seats in each session. To RSVP and reserve your spot, click here.