FWISD Co-Hosts Dyslexia Resource Fair, Meet and Greet
The Fort Worth ISD partnered with several community organizations to host a Dyslexia Resource Fair and Meet and Greet, Thursday, October 25.
Parents, teachers, administrators and experts attended this come-and-go informational event, held at the FWISD Professional Development Center, 3150 McCart Ave.
The Dyslexia Resource Fair and Meet and Greet was open to families of children with dyslexia and District teachers and administrators who wanted to learn more about how to support students. Families of children with dyslexia had opportunities to connect with one another while also obtaining free resources and learning of services available to children who are struggling as they learn to read.
Information on free and low-cost audio options was available to attendees. Parents and teachers answered questions at information booths. Attendees also had opportunities to win door and giveaway prizes.
Direct and explicit intervention for students with dyslexia increases their reading skills and abilities, according to event organizers.
“Dyslexia is a common learning issue that many highly successful people have,” said Patty Coté, director of dyslexia services. “There are proven teaching strategies that can help a child with dyslexia learn to read. FWISD is happy to partner with other community agencies and groups to provide parents with information to help their child get support s/he needs at school and at home.”
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that impacts 1-in-5 people, according to a Tarrant County Commissioners Court proclamation approved September 25, 2018, observing October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in the county. Dyslexia impacts the way the brain processes information and can affect one’s reading, writing, and spelling abilities, according to the proclamation.