Joint Legislative Public Hearing: 02/11/2020
Parents Support Workshops
Parent support groups offer support and educational information on how to advocate for your child at their public school district. There are question and answer sessions and we will bring guest speakers to talk on a particular subject of interest.
What we do
We advocate for students in crisis who cannot read, are not making progress at school and are at risk of dyslexia. We provide educational workshops on dyslexia to empower parents, teachers, and students. We train advocates and provide an Advocacy Network.
We organize cost-effective teacher training and hold school district workshops to ensure the science of reading language and approach is consistent and sustainable across the school district. Our mission is to advance dyslexia awareness, and the science of reading to ensure every child at risk of dyslexia (and in general education) learns how to read at their public school. We advocate for early intervention to stop learning differences from becoming disabilities.
Dyslexia is a symptom of a broader misunderstanding about how to teach reading: in New York, 52% of 8th grade students who speak English as a first language struggle to read. Of those, half are functionally illiterate.
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