SCEC: Dyslexia Awareness

October 2022 - Newsletter #1

October Is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

Annually, October is recognized as Dyslexia Awareness Month. This is a time to increase understanding of the strengths and challenges associated with dyslexia, to share resources and success stories. Positive dyslexia awareness is key to inspire, educate and support at-risk students and their families.

This year, students were screened for dyslexia characteristics in September and October. 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.

Screener results help guide instruction and intervention specific to patterns of individual strengths and challenges providing students opportunities for academic achievement (IDA, 2020). Encourage our students to read each day.

Let's Support Dyslexia Awareness Month!

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 Classroom 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 2022

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International Dyslexia Association:

Learning Ally.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity


For Information, please contact:

Pamela Howard, M.A.

District Dyslexia Coordinator

Reading Specialist Trained in Dyslexia

School City of East Chicago

219-354-9504 ext. 42255