WRE Dyslexia Newsletter
MTA-Multisensory Teaching Approach
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and it is the perfect time to raise understanding about what dyslexia is, whom it affects, and how we can help!!
Let’s now consider some of the common myths and stigmas surrounding individuals who are dyslexic.
MYTH #1: Dyslexia is something children will outgrow.
FACT: While some children who struggle with reading may be “late bloomers,” students with dyslexia continue to face challenges with reading.
MYTH #2: A person with dyslexia cannot be a good reader.
FACT: With intense systematic instruction, effective tools and support, and hard work, individuals with dyslexia can become strong readers, especially if they receive early intervention and the right support.
MYTH #3: There are no resources that can help people with dyslexia.
FACT: There are many organizations and resources like Bookshare and Learning Ally that can truly change the life of a child, adolescent, or adult with dyslexia or a learning disability.
A Letter from Mrs. White & Mrs. Bone
Happy Dyslexia Awareness Month! RISD cares about the well-being of your child and and dyslexia programming!
Hope you are having a wonderful Fall season so far! Your kids are doing great! Continue to be patient with them and advocate for them. Communication with their general-ed teacher(s) and Mrs. White/Mrs. Bone are the key to their success. We hope you know how much we care about your child!
Let us know if you need anything!
Melanie White & Pat Bone
Parent Tips of the Month
Play Word Games and Activities such as:
1. Play PIG or HORSE in basketball. (use words they struggle with)
2. Play Bananagrams or Scrabble as a family.
3. Use Legos to “build” new words.
4. Make up Poems, Songs, or Raps to help remember information.