October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
- 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.
- 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!