(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:
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.