Dyslexia Awareness Month
Landmark School is pleased to celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month for the second year running. October has been designated by several organizations, including the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), as a time to focus efforts on raising awareness of this common and often-overlooked learning disability.
Decoding Dyslexia, Made by Dyslexia, and many others are joining forces with us to get the word out, build momentum, and elevate the conversation about what parents, educators, and legislators can do to meet the needs of these bright and curious individuals.
Here are some statistics from the IDA that may surprise you:
- Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that is neurological in origin.
- Approximately 15%-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability.
- 74% of children who are poor readers in third grade remain poor readers in the ninth grade and into adulthood.
This month we are sharing news, information, and insights through our blog and social media to bring greater awareness of this learning disability to our followers. A sampling of what we're sharing includes a five-part blog series called What is a Language-Based Learning Disability, news about Sally and Bennett Shaywitz—leaders in the field, articles about students and entrepreneurs with dyslexia, inspirational messages, and much more.