A documentary film currently by Luis Macias that seeks to help educators and parents understand what dyslexia is, explain why it is important for students struggling with reading, writing, and spelling to be screened for dyslexia as early as possible, and show the effect proper tutoring and classroom accommodations can have on the ability for these students to have a chance at being successful in school.
Interesting article about discovering what motivates students, particularly those with dyslexia who are often less motivated to read.
"By becoming aware that not all of our students/children will be motivated by the same things, we will keep our minds open and, hopefully, will keep ourselves from boxing them in and negatively and incorrectly labeling our students/children. When we help them explore what motivates them by asking questions and providing opportunities to test different options, we empower them.”
Thanks so much to everyone who helped yesterday! You are the best! We can keep voting with “Likes” until September 16, so keep them coming! https://www.facebook.com/PeaceFirst/posts/10151667181212730
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, but why wait until October to raise awareness? Kids with dyslexia are going back to school across the world, and they need support, accommodations and adequate instruction. We need to raise awareness so that very educator, administrator, politician and parent is fully informed. Spread the word!
I’ve received several messages today from parents whose younger children have recently been diagnosed with dyslexia. Their children are understandably unsure what dyslexia is. I created a highly interactive eBook you can download for free from iTunes that might help you explain it to them: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dyslexia-for-kids/id539641303?mt=11
We’re obviously raising awareness today because there have been several new followers. Welcome newcomers! For those of you who want to learn more about the Dyslexic Kids Support Organization for children and teens with dyslexia, please visit the website at DyslexicKids.net. I’m glad you found us! ~Scott Forsythe
Everyone: Please “like” or “retweet” the Facebook and Twitter posts below! Let’s get enough “Likes” and “Retweets” so that Peace First will post about dyslexia and Dyslexic Kids on USA Network Characters Unite. Help spread awareness about dyslexia! Up to 20% of the children in the world have dyslexia and they need your help!
OK, everyone, I need your help. We have a unique opportunity to raise awareness today. Peace First will be watching the Dyslexic Kids’ social networks beginning at 9:00am Eastern Standard Time (about 2 hours from now), and if we get enough “Likes”, “Retweets”, “+1”, and “Recommends” on their post about us from now through September 16, Dyslexic Kids will be featured on the USA Network Characters Unite website. It would be a fantastic way to start a national conversation about the 10-20% of the children whose needs are currently unmet. So if possible, come back to this page after 9:00am. Thank you! Scott Forsythe, age 16, Founder of the Dyslexic Kids support organization