Is your child struggling in school with any of the following?
These are all possible symptoms of Dyslexia.
The Dyslexia Parents Group of Lexington is a sub-group of the Lexington Special Education Parent Teacher Association.
We meet monthly and are open to any parent in the Lexington Public Schools (LPS) who has a dyslexic child or thinks that they may have one and needs to talk with and learn from other parents. Whether or not your child is on an IEP, in the process of establishing one, or you’re just curious and need more information, please come to share your experiences, ask questions, and impart your knowledge in a supportive environment.
The goals of our group are to:
For more information about this group, please visit http://lexdyslexia.weebly.com/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facts About Dyslexia
(Sources: Various. See https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-aboutdyslexia)
Elementary Literacy Learning & Dyslexia
Learn how Lexington Public Schools structures and supports literacy learning for students and identifies and responds to students who are striving to read, and may have risk factors for dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities HERE.
Dyslexia Resources & Facts
International Dyslexia Association (MA Branch): Resources include a fact sheet on dyslexia and other related disorders, including dyscalculia and dysgraphia
Symptoms of Dyslexia By Age: Dyslexia symptoms can be difficult to recognize before your child enters school, but some early clues may indicate a problem. The condition often becomes apparent as a child starts learning to read. This Mayo Clinic checklist has symptoms by age.
The list of resources below does not represent a specific endorsement of any business or product by the LexSEPAC & LexSEPTA.
A comprehensive neuropsychological and educational assessment will be necessary to determine whether or not your child has dyslexia and/or any other related disorders. Here are some local assessment centers in and around Lexington:
An HBO documentary which provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Directed by James Redford (son of Robert Redford), the film clears up misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. The work of Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders and co-directors of the Yale Center of Dyslexia and Creativity are also featured which illuminate the hidden origins and implications of dyslexia.
A documentary film which helps educators and parents better understand dyslexia; explains why it is important for students struggling with reading, writing, and spelling to be screened for dyslexia as early as possible; and shows how proper tutoring and classroom accommodations can give these students a chance at success, in the classroom and beyond.
Note: Both these films are available on Amazon Instant Video
Wonder what your dyslexic child experiences? This video on reading and decoding demonstrates what it’s like:
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