Why awareness about Dyslexia is a must?

From an article: October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month: Activities To Celebrate This Month in 2021 (October 10, 2021 by Manpreet Singh)

It is estimated that about 10-15% of Americans suffer from this disorder that interferes with reading and writing abilities. The reason behind this is the differently wired brains of these individuals and not the laid-back attitude or disinterest in studies as it was thought earlier. In fact, the exceptional cognitive abilities, problem assessment, and solving skills, and creative intelligence demonstrated by dyslexics show that they deserve the same chance in education as others. So, your being aware is very important. You must know that:

There is a huge chunk of people in which dyslexia remains undiagnosed. It is because people don’t open up, sometimes out of shame, or at others, because of inability to explain the situation.
A major proportion of people suffering from dyslexia drop out of education at early stages because of inability to keep up with peer performance levels.
People don’t know that they are entitled to specialized and supplementary education supports like IEP (Individualize Education Programs), and that the schools should have assistive measures in place for students with special needs.
There is a prominent need to create suitable work environments for dyslexics so that they can contribute to the country’s economy by leveraging their exceptional creative and imaginative skills.


Published by Patty Gordon

I’m Patty Gordon, a 40+ year old school lunch lady married to a crane mechanic. Our days are anything but normal as he works “construction worker hours” and I take care of our two elementary school aged kids, Chihuahua Mr Biggs, Pitbull Cali, and French Bulldog MooMoo. I blogged a few years ago under different names but have landed with the 365MomMe.com name this time around. The term 365MomMe comes from the idea that I’m a mom and I’m me 365 days a year. Kids call me Mommy but I see myself as MomMe.

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