Dyslexia Support Australia are a wonderful group of supportive people who have been through it all. I know from personal experience the immense frustration and heartache in sourcing adequate help for a dyslexic child, and it was behind my decision to home school. Many parents would dearly like the following to be a priority within the education system.
- Diagnosis at the earliest age possible.
- Science/evidence-based interventions and school’s guiding parents rather than the reverse.
- In order to support the above priorities, make available further training so that teachers can identify dyslexic students and provide effective reading instruction.
Light it Red is a wonderful initiative where landmarks and monuments around Australia shall be lit red. The dreaded red pen used to mark work at school is well-known to dyslexic students. It has been a symbol of corrections and crosses through their work. It is being reclaimed as an empowering colour, a colour of hope and support. Wear red, and get along to one of the events taking place on October 15th! Upload your pics to https://www.facebook.com/DyslexiaAwarenessAustralia
Behind the Smile has written an exquisite piece on what it is like to be dyslexic here.