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The Summit School Celebrates Dyslexia Awareness Month – Promotes Recognition and Awareness

Tue. 10/01/2019

(October 2019, Edgewater, MD) – October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is an important opportunity for parents, educators, and policymakers to better understand dyslexia and its impact on students and their families. Dyslexia Awareness Month reminds us to work together and renew our commitment to creating a stronger future for those with learning differences.

Did you know that approximately 2.5 million students in the U.S. are identified as having a learning difference? These students often experience challenges in traditional school settings related to reading, writing, mathematics, organization, and focus. However, don’t let their challenges fool you – these same students have great strengths and enormous potential. While research over the past 20 years has clearly defined dyslexia as a brain-based learning difference along with the interventions that work for students who have dyslexia, we recognize there is more to do.  Every child deserves the opportunity to learn, to fulfill their potential, and progress through school so they are career and college ready.  The Summit School offers opportunities to learn more and do more for students who have dyslexia.

Throughout the month of October and beyond, The Summit School will be promoting awareness of dyslexia and other learning differences.  Join us as we:

  • Recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals with dyslexia.
  • Promote awareness through fact sheets, infographics, articles and personal stories.
  • Provide professional development and parent resources through our Fall Symposium (as part of our Symposium Series), “Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model” on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
  • Host informational events. These events are open to the public and free of charge. However, we ask that you RSVP.
    • October 10, Community Talk, Dyslexia Myths and Truths, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm, The Summit School, 664 E. Central Ave, Edgewater, MD – For more information or to register click: Dyslexia Myths and Truths.
    • October 18, Livestreaming Event hosted at The Summit School presented by The Dyslexia Foundation: Understanding Spelling, Orthography and Links to Reading – For more information or to register click: Understanding Spelling, Orthography and Links to Reading
    • November 16, The Summit School Open House, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, The Summit School, 664 E. Central Ave, Edgewater, MD – For more information or to register click: The Summit School Open House.
  • Remain committed to working with families and the community to improve early identification and identify available resources. Click for a list of Community Talks.
  • Continue to make available, through the Summit Resource Center, resources needed to help students (and adults) struggling with dyslexia so that they can succeed in school and beyond.
    • Testing to diagnose possible learning differences and provide a complete learner profile
    • Tutoring to support those struggling academically
    • Summer Camp to prevent the summer slide
    • Benchmark Testing to monitor progress throughout the school year

Join The Summit School to spread the word. We will be regularly updating our website and posting on Facebook and Instagram.

We encourage our entire community to learn more about dyslexia, advocate on behalf of students/children with dyslexia, and support family, friends, and colleagues. Dyslexia need not be a barrier to success.

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About The Summit School – The Summit School was founded to serve children, grades 1-8, with dyslexia and other learning differences. The Summit School has an incredible record of helping children become successful learners. The core of Summit’s program incorporates: highly trained teachers, evidence-based instruction, hands-on, multi-sensory learning environments and small class sizes. For more information about The Summit School and Summit Resource Center please visit www.thesummitschool.org.

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