Dyslexia Awareness Month


October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Having a child diagnosed with dyslexia can be a tough experience. While dyslexia can make reading more difficult, with the right instruction, almost all individuals with dyslexia can learn to read. Many people with dyslexia have gone on to accomplish great things!

Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. There is no cure for dyslexia and individuals with this condition must learn coping strategies. Research indicates that dyslexia has no relationship to intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia are neither more nor less intelligent than the general population. But some say the way individuals with dyslexia think can actually be an asset in achieving success.

Each year, October is recognized worldwide as Dyslexia Awareness Month, a time to come together to raise awareness, share resources, and tell stories about dyslexia successes

Talk about dyslexia in your classroom. Did you know?

  • 50 per cent of people with dyslexia are left-handed, compared to 11 per cent of the rest of the population
  • Studies have shown that people with dyslexia excel in areas such as creative thinking
  • Scientists have found that the dyslexic brain is typically larger than non-dyslexic brains.