SSD psychologists decode Dyslexia with parents

psychologist giving dyslexia presentationDid you know that Dyslexia is more than just reversals and transposals and that it is more common than uncommon?

On November 15, two Sunnyvale School District (SSD) psychologists busted these myths and others to parents belonging to the Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

Other myths included that people with dyslexia see things differently, dyslexia is a sign of low IQ, people with dyslexia can’t read, retaining a student will improve their struggles, and that every child who struggles with reading is dyslexic.

Dr. Eva Kowalewicz and Erin Tarpey shared the following video with parents describing dyslexia: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-dyslexia-kelli-sandman-hurley

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of parents, educators, and community members who provide input to the administration and school boards of the Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) II. CAC sponsors educational and training programs related to special education at local schools in the Cupertino Union School District and SSD, with business meetings, held monthly.

By getting involved in the CAC, you make a difference to your child as well as to our community. We welcome all community members to both our presentations and business meetings! To learn more visit https://wwww.fuhsd.org/cac.

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) unites parents and educators in the effort to inform parents on issues related to raising Special Needs children, as well as to foster a nurturing and understanding environment in our schools through disability training (Abilities Awareness Program), so that students of all abilities may learn and thrive.

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