Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina

Alerts & Legislation

What can you do for Dyslexia Awareness Month in October?

These are just a few ideas on how you can promote dyslexia awareness in your city and school district this year.

Asked your city or town to proclaim October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.
Email your mayor using this Template Letter
Then email us the proclamation to share decodingdyslexianc@gmail.com
wilson-dyslexia-proclamation
Hickory Proclamation
chapel-hill-proclamation


Share information about dyslexia with your school, school district and school board.

North Carolina PTA Dyslexia Resolution
NC Department of Education Dyslexia Topic Brief
Signs of Dyslexia
Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina-What is Dyslexia Brochure
International Dyslexia Association-Dyslexia In The Classroom

Spread Dyslexia Awareness in your community.dabfordyslexia


Car Painted for Dyslexia Awareness Month


Ask your local library or bookstore to make a display to create awareness.
Books about Dyslexia
Signs of Dyslexia
Dyslexia Awareness Month

 


Attend training, a conference or event to learn more about dyslexia.

Day of Dyslexia Invitation 2019
Registration


Phonetic Boy Comic Release Party
Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00-3:00 Wilmington, NC

Off to a Great Start: Building Language Skills for Early Learners (Grades Pre-K to 2nd)
Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00am – 2:30pm

Monday, Oct. 21 | 1 – 4 p.m.
George Watts Hill Alumni Center, Chapel Hill


Check out the daily ideas on the Dyslexia Awareness calendar created by the North Carolina Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
 Dyslexia Awareness Calendar


We would love to hear your ideas on how to promote awareness and share what you are doing in your local area.
Please email us at decodingdyslexianc@gmail.com

 

 

Would you like your city to proclaim October as Dyslexia Awareness Month?

If you would like your city to proclaim October as Dyslexia Awareness month, please contact your mayor and ask them to proclaim it this year. Here is a template letter Dyslexia Awareness Month 2019 to help guide you. These proclamations can be used as tools for awareness.  Many parents and teachers have shared them with their school Superintendent and school board. They have also been shared with local PTAs and been used in dyslexia awareness displays.
Be sure to email your city’s proclamation to decodingdyslexianc@gmail.com when you receive it so we can post it.

#SayDyslexia Washington D.C. Rally Recap

#SayDyslexia Rally Video

#SayDyslexia Rally

Triangle Area Dyslexic Advocacy Group

Advocating from Home!

Congressman Westerman hosts panel discussion on Dyslexia Science
Advocacy Video

 

SayDyslexia Rally

We are so excited to bring people together in celebration of the progress made for people with dyslexia. We are taking dyslexia awareness from our local schools to our nation’s capital.

Students, parents and professionals from across the country have led the way in advocating for real change to support individuals with dyslexia. We have seen an unprecedented burst of bi-partisan support for legislation and policies aimed at raising awareness, advocating for resources, and changing the status quo in teacher preparation, early screening and school-based interventions. 

But, the work is far from over!
Join us on July 9th, 2019 for the 3rd Annual #SayDyslexia Rally on Capitol Hill! We will come together to celebrate our successes and re-energize our efforts to advocate for change. 

https://www.saydyslexiarally.org/
Send questions to saydyslexiarally@gmail.com and 

*This is not a fundraising event. This is purely an awareness raising event.

Heading to the #SayDyslexia Rally

 

 

Students, parents and professionals from across the country have led the way in advocating for real change to support individuals with dyslexia. We have seen an unprecedented burst of bi-partisan support for legislation and policies aimed at raising awareness, advocating for resources, and changing the status quo in teacher preparation, early screening and school-based interventions
But, the work is far from over!

 

Legislation in North Carolina

This video was made in 2016. Since it was posted the North Carolina legislation has passed one law concerning dyslexia. HB149 was passed in 2017. It defines dyslexia and requires review of screening and teacher continuing education. The law is vague on how the these goals will be accomplished.
https://www4.ncleg.net/sessions/2017/bills/house/pdf/h149v4.pdf

Teachers are still not being taught what dyslexia is and it’s signs at the university level even though it is the #1 learning disability. They are still using methods of reading instruction that will not help dyslexic children.
Please, keep telling your stories to your state representatives and school boards. They need to know what can be improved for our children to succeed. States like Oregon and Arkansas have passed comprehensive legislation for their dyslexic students and Georgia has a bill on the Governor’s desk. The North Carolina legislation needs to take a serious look at dyslexia and follow the lead of these states. The literacy rate will never have significant gains until the needs of dyslexic students are met.
#SayDyslexia


https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/dyslexia-laws-2018/

State’s Reading Struggles Overview

The state of North Carolina needs to take a look at it’s higher education programs and how they train teachers to teach reading to our children. Teachers need to be taught about dyslexia and how these children learn. Read to Achieve will keep failing if the needs of these students are continually overlooked. -Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina #SayDyslexia

“Only 52 percent of first graders in North Carolina demonstrate reading comprehension, according to another report presented by Tara Galloway, director of K-3 Literacy at the State Department of Public Instruction. That number is 56 percent for second grade students, and the pass rate on third-grade end-of-year reading tests is only 55.9 percent. Over time, that pass rate has declined.”

https://www.ednc.org/2019/01/10/state-board-shines-a-spotlight-on-states-reading-struggles/