October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!
Fraser Academy stands alongside many local, provincial, national and global partners like Dyslexia Canada and Made by Dyslexia to advocate and draw attention to the importance of supporting people with Dyslexia.
Today, our community is proudly wearing red in support of the Mark it Read campaign by Dyslexia Canada.
Dyslexia is a societal matter, not purely an educational one:
- A strong community includes opportunity, inclusivity and equitability for all; it includes looking after the health and well-being of citizens.
- Early intervention & early identification ensures the estimated 20% of people living with Dyslexia can realize their potential. Further, learning to read is one of the most complicated and important skills in which humans engage. Many even argue it is a fundamental human right (see OHRC “Right to Read” public inquiry). The social and economic success a person enjoys is directly tied to their ability to read.
- Unfortunately, not addressing dyslexia not only relates to barriers, but leads to negative social and emotional consequences.
Tackling social issues successfully in the world today requires leadership, and a collaborative and coordinated approach working with various levels of government, non-profits, the private sector and community.
Please stand with our national partner, Dyslexia Canada, and wear red this month, read more to better understand Dyslexia, or otherwise celebrate the value of Dyslexia by sharing this post with a family member or friend!
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, impacting two to five children in every classroom. With little currently being provided in public schools across Canada to ensure these children are being identified and supported, they are at risk for not learning how to read. Without this fundamental life skill, outcomes for a healthy and successful adulthood narrow. We thank Fraser Academy for participating in our Mark it Read campaign and helping us raise awareness about this issue.Christine Staley, Executive Director Dyslexia Canada