Dyslexia is a brain-based learning difference that affects the way a person reads, writes, and spells. Conservatively, this brain difference impacts 15% of the population. In simple terms, dyslexia is the inability to connect speech sounds to printed words.
Dyslexia can be identified very early--as early as age four. Research repeatedly shows that children with dyslexia can learn to read at a level commensurate with their strong cognitive ability, provided they receive early and intensive instruction tailored to their academic needs. Often dyslexia can go unnoticed because children with strong verbal and other cognitive abilities can compensate for several years. Once children go from learning to read to "reading to learn," they may begin to struggle.
Join us on Thursday, December 12 at Kaleideum Downtown from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Carrie Malloy, Director of Triad Academy at Summit School will present "Dyslexia Basics." Triad Academy is a specialized division of Summit School, specifically for bright students with dyslexia. The event is free and open to the public. Please register below.