Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dylexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is the process of
having difficulty in reading or forming word recognition in everyday language.

“One in five people have some form of dyslexia, whether it has been diagnosed or not. It is considered the most common learning disability in the world today. That’s why National Dyslexia Awareness is such an important time of year,” said Gaydon Nowell.

Every child in this community deserves an opportunity to succeed academically. With specialized instruction, students with dyslexia can overcome challenges faced in the classroom, said Brandi Krajewski.

Characteristics of dyslexia include poor spelling skills, deficits in phonics recognition, and other mental conditions that make it difficult to understand language. It is often thought of as a disorder that affects intelligence, but those with dyslexia often have a superior level of intelligence.

During the week of October 11-18th, red bows will be placed on Main Street in honor of those who are affected by dyslexia. On October 15, 2015, in honor of all of those 1 in 5's, the Winston County Courthouse and City Hall will be lit with red lights to honor those individuals who are affected by dyslexia.

If you have a child who you feel may be suffering from dyslexia, go to your school immediately and seek help. Early intervention is the key to overcoming dyslexia.