Dyslexia Advocacy Action Group is a not-for-profit that works to ensure students with dyslexia and students at risk of dyslexia learn how to read. Undiagnosed, untreated dyslexia impacts children's emotional wellbeing as well as their ability to receive a free and appropriate education. Reduced reading levels lead to poverty, incarceration, ill health, vulnerability to addiction, suicide, and environmental degradation. We work to increase literacy levels for students with dyslexia/at risk of dyslexia and general education students. We advocate for individual students, hold parent support groups, and organize training events for school teachers and psychologists. We organize training and educational school impact programs at public schools, colleges, private schools, prisons, and drug rehabs.
We are a grassroots movement driven by families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families and teachers to support students. We inform policy-makers on best practices to identify and remediate students with dyslexia or students at risk of dyslexia in our public schools.
Our Immediate Goals:
Our long Term Goals:
To ensure students with dyslexia and students at risk of dyslexia learn to read. To address the underlying issues that enable high numbers of regular students to suffer low literacy levels - a major cause of academic failure. Parents and their children have been mostly left to their own devices to solve this fundamental need. Implementing programs to overcome these barriers by effectively addressing them at the first indications of dyslexia/risk of dyslexia in children at the elementary school level is an essential mandate of this proposal. Empowering our students will help prevent poverty, incarceration, poor health, vulnerability to substance abuse, suicide, and environmental degradation.
We propose to work to increase literacy levels for students with dyslexia/at risk of dyslexia by facilitating robust scientific evidence-based multi-sensory structured literacy programs and approaches at public schools, colleges, private schools, prisons, and drug rehabilitation programs.
Recommendations to achieve these goals are as follows: