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
Adams 12 Five Star Schools Supports for Students with Dyslexia: A web page with information about the district’s supports for students with dyslexia
Understood - Website, tools, articles, webinars for teachers and parents
IDA - International Dyslexia Association Website
Adams 12 KID - Connect with others in this group of Five Star parents promoting awareness of dyslexia and dysgraphia.