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It looks like I was onto something when I recently posted the following statement:
There is orthographic dyslexia. This occurs when someone has average or above average phonemic awareness, but they can’t translate that ability to the written word. I always look at the writing first…it tells me everything I need to know about what the child understands about the written language.
On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, we sat down with Lyn Pollard from the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) to find out more about what services they offer and to find out more about the new Understood.org initiative. Listen to the podcast from Blog Talk Radio below and learn how the NCLD can help support you and your family as you journey through the world of Dyslexia.
What an amazing month it has been as people spread the word about dyslexia! Education changes everything and the information that is being shared, the awareness that is being raised, and the lives that are being changed will forever be the legacy of those who advocate. Throughout the month we have featured weekly giveaways, but we have saved the best for last. This week, you have a chance to win an advocate package featuring the Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd edition book, a “Dyslexia is Real.” t-shirt, and a “dyslexia is real” decal. It is the perfect way to get the word out there about dyslexia (and be stylishly dressed while attending IEP meetings, of course).
Forget the stick families on your car window or the cute sticker on your laptop lid, it is time to take advocating to a whole new level with a “dyslexia is real” decal. During Dyslexia Awareness Month, we are featuring giveaways each week to help raise awareness for dyslexia. The first week we gave away a copy of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and last week we gave away one of our Dyslexia is Real t-shirts. This week we are excited to feature a jet black “dyslexia is real” vinyl decal that can be used on your car’s rear window, on the lid of your laptop, on the wall in your office, or anywhere you would like to place it to help spread the word.