In addition to pumpkins and Breast Cancer Awareness, October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. I find that our dyslexic students are some of our most creative and talented students and at the same time, often the most angry and defeated when faced with reading and writing.
In spite of good intelligence and strengths in many other areas, dyslexic students can be completely confused or overwhelmed by print. They know they should be able to read and spell, but it simply eludes them no matter how hard they try.
It is traditionally believed that if you are dyslexic, you just have to live with it and find ways around it. It astounds me that this is still the common belief, when the research proving differently has been out there for over 30 years.
Students with dyslexia can learn to process the sounds in words in order to make sense out of phonics, and can gain control over their letter confusion and visual disorientation. We’ve seen it thousands of times and so many of our previously dyslexic students are now college graduates and successful adults.
Fall is a time of new beginnings and possibilities. If you or your child struggle with dyslexia, learning, or attention challenges, things can change! While there are no simple, overnight solutions, dyslexia and most learning and attention challenges can be dramatically improved or completely corrected through developing the weak underlying skills that are causing the student to struggle and remediating the affected academic areas. Need to know more??
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Founder and Executive Director – Stowell Learning Centers
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