During a recent advisory meeting, 4th grade student Erin Crickenberger, led an important discussion with her Upper Elementary peers. With the help of her tutor, Ms. Doreen Grady, Erin gave an informative presentation on Dyslexia, a common but often misunderstood learning disability.
Erin explained how dyslexia is a difficulty in learning to read and it is caused when the brain struggles to match a sound and a letter symbol. Dyslexics have to use more brain power to read, so it can make reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension more difficult. The dynamic duo went on to discuss the signs of dyslexia, myths, unexpected strengths, and the numerous supports available. Erin pointed out that these support systems can help dyslexics succeed in life. Erin wrapped up the conversation by sharing a long list famous dyslexics and considers herself an example of a true success story! Congratulations to Erin on a fantastic job spreading awareness on such an important topic!