October Is International Dyslexia Awareness Month
International Dyslexia Awareness Month was established by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) to raise awareness and educate others about dyslexia.
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability with 15-20% of the population showing symptoms of dyslexia. It is crucial to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of dyslexia so that a child can be evaluated early and obtain the appropriate instruction and accommodations he or she needs to succeed in school and beyond.
Observing International Dyslexia Awareness Month
Give students the gift of reading and the confidence to succeed. Here are a few things you can do:
- Attend events and find new ways of tackling dyslexia.
- Educate yourself about dyslexia. IDA offers a free, downloadable handbook, What Every Family Should Know, and a collection of fact sheets.
- Spread the word! Post to social media using the hashtag #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth
- Visit the International Dyslexia Association for more information.
Find articles, presentations, downloadable fact sheets, and more resource on dyslexia and other learning differences in CHC’s free online Community Resource Library.