by Katie Lillard
The Eastern Shore chapter of Decoding Dyslexia will host "Experience Dyslexia" on February 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the new Kent Island Library in Stevensville.
The hands-on simulation, created by the International Dyslexia Association, aims to spread greater awareness and understanding of dyslexia by simulating the experience of reading, writing, and listening for someone living with dyslexia. The simulation will include six different stations for participants to visit, each highlighting different aspects of learning with dyslexia. Visit the library's event page here.
Who can attend?
This event is geared toward the parents and family members of loved ones living with dyslexia, as well as teachers and educators. "One doesn’t need an official diagnosis to attend. If a parent or family member is concerned that their child is not progressing in school, or their child is having trouble learning, this is a great opportunity for them to learn more," says Lindsay Parte, leader of the Eastern Shore chapter of Decoding Dyslexia Maryland.
“To be the best advocate for your child or student, briefly feel like they do when faced with language-related tasks,” says Parte.
Leading With Experience
Lindsey Parte is a public school educator and a mother of children with dyslexia. Having experience as both a teacher and parent of students with language-based learning differences, Lindsey is an exceptional resource for families seeking guidance. Parte provides private Orton Gillingham tutoring and is in the process of becoming a special education advocate.
"Decoding Dyslexia Maryland is a parent-led, grassroots movement driven by families concerned about reading instruction and interventions for all students, including those with dyslexia, in Maryland Public Schools."- DecodingDysleixaMD.org In addition to supporting dyslexic student interventions in public schools, Lindsey Parte shared that she is working to "recreate their mission statement to include private and homeschooling families as well."
To access the library's calendar and event schedule, visit: https://calendar.qaclibrary.org/event/11367453
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