Once again it is October Dyslexia Awareness Month, a time for communities across the U.S. – and even the globe to focus some attention on the difference of instructional needs for those with dyslexia. There are only 4 states without a dyslexia-specific law, and even there some legislation was pending as of March 2020. They are: Hawaii, South Dakota, Idaho, and Vermont. There has been a concerted effort over the past 10 years to bring awareness and to implement change when it comes to educating teachers in training at our universities and awareness to those already working in our schools as to how the science of reading really does inform instruction and intervention.
Dear Dyslexia Community Members,
I know you have received many emails and communications regarding the impact of the COVID-19. I hope you will take a moment to read one more!
While so many tutors have been having to learn how to provide services in an online format, we have been doing so for several years now. Our main thrust forward was to incorporate some additional technology to allow tutors to work from home. We’ve been ahead of this thrust and all tutors have access to what they need to continue our comprehensive reading, writing, and math tutoring from the safety of their homes. I must thank my incredible IT Manager, Shawn Washburn, for his intuitive skills in helping prepare us as needed!
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
The month of October is set aside each year to raise Dyslexia Awareness. Governors across the country sign proclamations stating they support this attention in their respective states. Washington and Oregon are states included in this growing list of proclamations.
We are happy to announce that Successful Learning Educational Services has been handpicked as one of the Top 3 Tutoring Centers in Vancouver, Washington for the 3rd year in a row! We faced a rigorous 50-point inspection, which included customer reviews, history, complaints, rating, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.
Sometimes you know that a meeting is just meant to be. When you have a passion for helping students read and write. When you are looking for just the right reading materials for struggling readers. When you have a drive to find the “Just Right” text that they can read. When you want to share that motivating drive to get kids reading and you find someone else that shares that passion.
That is how I feel about meeting author Yasmin John-Thorpe last November in Green Valley, Arizona.