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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month



Quick Facts:

  • Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 people. 
  • People with Dyslexia process language using a different area of their brain. 
  • It is a lifelong condition and is also hereditary. 
  • ADD is often a coexisting factor, but not always. 
  • People with Dyslexia tend to be very creative and often do very well in life. 
  • It is estimated that 40% of all self made millionaires have Dyslexia. 

Stubborn Myths:

  • People with Dyslexia see or write letters backwards. Smart people cannot have Dyslexia. 
  • It is more prevalent in boys than girls. 
  • People with Dyslexia are just lazy and should try harder.  
  • Dyslexia does not actually exist, or it is extremely rare. 
  • It does not occur in languages other than English. 

GISD Dyslexia Team:

Director: Dr. Airemy Caudle 

Elementary Campus: Ashley Wallace

Intermediate 2-4: Tamara Swanson and Glenda Woodruff

Intermediate: 5 & 6 Regina Brooks and Marci Simmons

Middle and High School: Mary Buchholz 


The GISD Dyslexia team would like to thank our Board of Trustees and other administrators for the wonderful support they have given us and our students!


Dyslexia Awareness Month Poster at the Intermediate School