GISD Dyslexia Informer
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month! We are trying to get the word out about Dyslexia. Have you seen us advertised on the large billboard outside Firewheel Town Center on Highway 78? Garland ISD’s Dyslexia Department has great things planned for this month, including a special screening of the movie “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” on October 18th with special guests Region 10 ESC and the Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. All campuses in GISD will celebrate Dyslexia Awareness from October 15-19. Information about famous Dyslexic authors, actors, and entrepreneurs will be shared. Additional community events can be found listed below.
Quote of the Month
“Students: inside each of [you] is greatness. NO matter how difficult it is for any of you to learn…that has NOTHING to do with how brilliant you all are.”
-Henry Winkler (Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, and Author)
Did You Know?
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) defines Dyslexia as, “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.”
For more information, please visit IDA's website- https://dyslexiaida.org
Community Event- Viewing of "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia"
Thursday, Oct. 18th, 6pm
Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center North President George Bush Highway, Garland, TX, USA
Experience Dyslexia Community Event
Thursday, Nov. 8th, 6pm
Naaman Forest High School, Naaman Forest Boulevard, Garland, TX, USA
1st Parent Resource Group
Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 6-7pm
John W. Armstrong Elementary School, Ben Davis Road, Sachse, TX, USA
GISD Dyslexia Awareness Week in Honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month
Are you unsure about how to help your child with the homework that their Dyslexia therapist provides? Here are some helpful hints:
- Read to your child and use Learning Ally to have your child exposed to literature and begin to enjoy reading.
- Practice Handwriting skills, approach strokes, proportion, baseline, and bridge strokes.
- Practice handwriting and RAP (Repeated Accurate Practice) Reading rate can be calculated
- Be sure to talk with your therapist/therapist in training and ask what you can do to help support your child.