R10 Dyslexia Connects Newsletter

March 2021 13th Edition

Region 10 ESC | Dyslexia Connects, March 2021

Be Inspired

Be inspired by April and Jocelyn Hanrath as they go to Washington, D.C. to tell their story of dyslexia to influence positive changes for students with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Story: April and Jocelyn Hanrath Go to Washington

Reading and the Brain

Rewiring the brain

Technology Tools

Speech to Text

Explore this tutorial on ways to access dictation on several devices.
How to dictate text using speech recognition!
Immersive Reader Extension

Region 10 Digital Learning Consultant Nancy Watson

Region 10 Educational Service Center

Region 10 ESC will be hosting Parent Nights! The sessions on March 9 and March 23 are offered in English, and the session on March 25 will be translated into Spanish. Visit our webpage for details and to access these flyers.
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Learning Ally

Ask your school about Learning Ally!

Learning Ally has partnered with the state of Texas to offer audio books to struggling readers. You may access over 80,000 books, including your district's textbooks. in both English and Spanish.

Learning Ally Parent Portal Screen

Dyslexia Parent Library

Become a stronger advocate by educating your family with these informative books that address students with dyslexia and address their social/emotional needs.
Reading Rockets Book Recommendation

Students with dyslexia select their favorite fiction and non-fiction books!

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

IDA has valuable information to support parents. Check out this link to resources that can strengthen your child's support strategies.

Talking Book Program

Texas State Library and Archives Commission's audiobook program for students with reading disabilities allows your students to access books at their interest and intellectual levels.
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Check out this website that helps kids with learning disabilities overcome their reading struggles by hearing other kids read popular books.

Audio Poster Series

Region 10 is now offering this beautiful audio poster series on the Region 10 Dyslexia Regional website, on the product page. We hope they encourage awareness, support and collaboration!
Audio Poster Series Pictures
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  • The Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) serves our community, particularly those with dyslexia, primarily through conferences, by providing speakers, and through a special scholarship fund: Learn more HERE.

  • understood.org for tools, support and community for the 1 in 5 people in the U.S. with learning and thinking differences who often get left out or left behind.

Region 10 Contact

Thank you for sharing in this journey with your child. Region 10 is a resource for parents, teachers and districts. Please contact us for support or services.