R10 Dyslexia Connects Newsletter

May 2021 14th Edition

Region 10 ESC | Dyslexia Connects, May 2021

Be Inspired

Be inspired by Sarah Maloney, who shares the influence of her teacher that saw her strengths in creative writing, and inspired her to overcome dyslexia and pursue her writing talents.

Dyslexia Awareness: Made by Dyslexia

Dyslexia Awareness Part 1: Module 1 - About Dyslexia

Technology Tools

Toontastic App

This creative writing app, will allow your child to interact with storytelling to understand the way to set up and complete the writing process with confidence. I would print the story and then read it to the student later!
toontastic tutorial
Immersive Reader Extension

Region 10 Digital Learning Consultant Nancy Watson

Tools & Technology

Explore Technology Resources from The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

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.

Summer Activities

House of Shine Summer Offerings

Bright this way!

There’s something amazing about you that you may not even know yet. When you visit House of Shine this summer, you’ll become a Shineologist, studying the most interesting subject of all: yourself. Visit House of Shine in Grapevine - it's packed with interactive exhibits. www.houseofshine.com/visit

House of Shine also has programming for the young to the young at heart. They have craft programs that teach gratitude, a kids' storytime that teaches Shine through book characters. And teens can participate in a Journaling Club, Teen Book Club, and learn their top 3 strengths through Gallup's StrengthsExplorer. Summer Camps will also be in full swing this summer! House of Shine camps teach leadership are offered to all age groups.

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.