Dyslexia Awareness and Resources
Go Red for Dyslexia
- Many of us take for granted, such as reading and writing fluently, is an area of great struggle for those who have dyslexia.
- Despite its commonality, it is often hidden and those living with dyslexia make countless compromises to "fit in" to a neurotypical society.
- Simple tasks take great effort and often students do not receive the correct support, leaving them discouraged and parents feeling helpless.
- Shinning the light on the barriers that exist and better informing ourselves spreads awareness helping others to understand dyslexia.
- Honing in on the strengths that dyslexic students bring to the table is vital for their confidence and lifelong learning.
Social Media Resources
Princesses Can Wear Kickers
A blog focusing on dyslexia, internet safety, and what it means to be an ex-pat family, a blog for parents by a parent! No filler, no jargon - just easy-to-read advice, information, and a little bit of humor.
The Dyslexia Initative
The Dyslexia Initiative works to remove the stigma of dyslexia and other disabilities. Aiming to e a resource and tool of information and empowerment for families and educators. Check out their Website.
How Dyslexia Manifests
Try these Supports:
- Nurture Thinking Skills
- Breakdown Instruction into Chunks
- Encourage Independence
- Build a Positive Self-Image with Growth Mindset
- Create a custom Calendar and/or To Do List
- Engage in Reading and Writing Tasks at Home
Checkout these resources to make a Dyslexia friendly home:
Partner Resource Network
SpedTEX provides information and resources that can help you understand your child’s disability, your rights, and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and facilitate collaboration that supports the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in our state. Learn more HERE
Accommodations that Work
Accommodations should be specific to the child and both assist with and be appropriate for the age, stage and grade level material for the child as well as truly be beneficial and necessary for the success of the child. Check out Dyslexia Initative.org for more informaiton.
Summer Dyslexia Institute
Join Region 10 ESC parents, educators, and vendors at the Summer Dyslexia Institute on July 18-19, 2023. With over 30 breakout sessions, 25 vendors, and four general sessions, the Summer Dyslexia Institute is a one stop shop to gaining more information and resources on dyslexia. Information on registration coming soon. Sign up for the Region 10 Dyslexia Connects Newsletter to get the latest news on the Institute.
Tue, Jul 18, 2023, 12:54 PM
Plano Event Center, East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Grow Your Parent Library
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning
Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child's Point of View
Listen to her story as she tells it in her own words.
Learn how she struggles from being different from her peers, how she reacted when she finally found out why, and how she overcame the trials dyslexia brought into her life. Parents, teachers, tutors, and family members will benefit from the lessons in this remarkable story.
Resources to Use At-Home
Bookshare is an ebook library that makes reading easier. People with reading barriers can customize their experience and read in ways that work for them. Bookshare is free to those who qualify. Checkout their website to sign up.
Learning Ally believes all students should have equal access to content. Through person read audio-books, students can grow their vocabulary, back ground knowledge, and comprehension skills.
Check out their website.
Talking Books Program
The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. TBP is part of the National Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in Spanish, and some in French, German, Russian, and other languages.
Checkout their website here.
Dyslexia and anxiety what you need to know as a parent
Unfortunately for some children, dyslexia and anxiety go hand in hand. From word go, we're told how important it is to read, write and spell but for some kids, this doesn't simply 'come naturally! Imagine reading is one of your biggest struggles because the words lift up and move around.
Read-Alouds with Characters Who Have Dyslexia
International Dyslexia Associations-Dallas Branch
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