October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, a time to advocate for support for individuals with dyslexia, which is the most common of all neuro-cognitive disorders, affects 20% of the population, and represents 80–90% of all those with learning differences.  

LDS supports the Dyslexia Canada #MarkItRead campaign and Succeed with Dyslexia’s #GoRedForDyslexia campaign, aiming to raise awareness, end the stigma, and show the world all the amazing things that people with dyslexia can do! 

Learn how communities, schools, and businesses can get involved: 

Go Red For Dyslexia 

Mark It Read

Do you want to learn more about Dyslexia? Discover top reading resources from Dyslexia Canada:  

Books by or about people with dyslexia: 

  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt 
  • Hank Zipzer Collection (10 Books) by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver 
  • It’s Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos 
  • Knees: The Mixed-up World of a Boy with Dyslexia by Vanita Oelschlager 
  • My Name Is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt 

Resource books for parents & teachers: 

  • Basic Facts About Dyslexia & Other Reading Problems by Louisa Cook Moats 
  • Dyslexia by Gavin Reid 
  • Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents by Gavin Reid 
  • Dyslexia in the Early Years by Gavin Reid 
  • Dyslexia: Myths, Misconceptions, and Some Practical Applications by Malatesha Joshi

Find out more at 

LDS supports learners with suspected or diagnosed dyslexia. If a parent is seeking to learn more about their child’s learning, contact us about the KTEA-3 Dyslexia Index, a brief, individually-administered, performance-based screening tools that provide risk assessment, strength of risk, and interpretive information for team and parent/caregiver communication regarding individuals who may be at risk for dyslexia. 

If you’re looking for one-to-one specialized support, contact us today! If you would like to support a learner in financial need, click here to donate.

Thaisa Gorniak, LDS Community Manager

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