Estimates by the National Institute of Child Health and Development suggest as many as 20 percent of all students may have some degree of dyslexia. Many people believe the word “dyslexia” is used to describe a reading problem in which people see words spelled backward. Research has shown, however, that this description is not accurate in describing the complex concept of dyslexia.
Literally, dyslexia means “difficulty with words”. This difficulty with words can impact speaking, reading, and/or spelling and varies a great deal from person to person. According to the National Institutes of Health, only 5 of 100 children with dyslexia are appropriately diagnosed and receiving treatment. The New Community School offers an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn more during Dyslexia Awareness Month.
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Do you know a smart student struggling with reading, writing or spelling? The New Community School is offering 2 programs in October celebrating Dyslexia Awareness Month. Click here to learn more.
Thursday, October 11, 7-8pm
Open to the general public
Join us to learn more about language-based learning differences and how to help these bright students reach their academic potential.
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