SCEC: Reading With Dyslexia

October 2021 - Newsletter #1

October Is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month is recognized to increase understanding of the strengths and challenges associated with dyslexia. Positive dyslexia awareness is key to empower, inspire, educate and support at-risk students and their families.

Dyslexia universal screening concluded October 1st. This screening involved students in grades K-2, those who received dyslexia interventions the previous year, and students referred by their teachers in grades 3-12.

Dyslexia-risk rosters and intervention details will be shared soon.

Let's make it a great year!

What Is Dyslexia?

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities...."

-IDA, 2002

What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Dyslexia: Early Detection, Achievements and Accommodations

Educate * Inspire* Empower

Quote of the Month

"If you get to the children earlier, we might not be able to close the gap, but we can really minimize it greatly."

- Sally Shaywitz

Helpful Resources and Links:

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Official #IDAGoRed Dyslexia Awareness Month 2021

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Learning Ally.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity


For Information, please contact:

Pamela Howard, M.A.

District Reading Specialist Trained in Dyslexia

School City of East Chicago

219-354-9504 ext. 42255