Make A Difference In Your Local Community By Raising Dyslexia Awareness At Your Local Library
Step 1: Contact your local library to discuss organizing a visual display or event for dyslexia awareness month in October. Visit our Library Display pictures below
Step 2: Discuss with the head librarian why raising dyslexia awareness is so important to you as a parent/teacher/community member.
Step 3: Be sure to mention the importance of labeling some of the information: for struggling readers. Many parents know their child is a struggling reader but do not know why, other parents have a 504 or IEP for their child but they received eligibility labeled by the school as “specific learning disability” and may not be aware what that means.
Step 4: Inquire about the type and size of space available at the library: shelf space, wall space, location in the library (children’s room, common space).
Step 5: Offer to help select books for display. Some possible suggestions for adults (Download) and kids (Download) listed
Step 6: Create a poster for display on the wall. Highlight Famous Celebrities with dyslexia and focus on the strengths of people who learn differently.
Step 7: Print out reliable information on dyslexia warning signs, methods of remediation, and sources of information. Click Here for Posters & Handout
Step 8: Recommend Resources Lists or ask the library to host a movie night or a parent information or support group session.
- Redford, James. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia | The Big Picture Movie
- Hubbell V, Harvey. Dislecksia the Movie | Dislecksia the Movie
- Sandman-Hurley, Kelli | What is dyslexia?
- Headstrong Nation: Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia and ADHD
Successful people with Dyslexia.