Focus on Dyslexia Awareness In October

The most important word in this header is AWARENESS, awareness targeted in part to parents, and their crucial role in observing their child’s growing relationship with language through listening, speaking, reading, spelling and writing.

As a toddler/preschooler does your child enjoy rhyme, flipping through books and playing with language? Does your kindergartener recognize alphabet sounds as well as simple words and does he ask you to read aloud to him often?  In elementary school, does phonics and comprehension come easily to him?

Parents are an important part of a team that help determine if their child may have dyslexia and sharing observations and concerns as early as possible is vital. A helpful website www.understood.org explains what warning signs may look like at different ages.