Many students, unencumbered from learning disabilities, make their way through school with the stresses of studying and due dates. However, scattered through school districts, a number of children carry the weight of dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes reading, writing, and speaking extremely difficult for individuals who have the disorder. It involves the jumbling of words, letters, and in some cases, numbers.
When asking students on the Southern Door campus if they knew what dyslexia is, only a few could confidently describe what the disability encompasses.
Speaking with the Southern Door High School librarian, Tori Martinez, she described how important it is to help those with dyslexia early.
Combating the learning disability young provides students the opportunity to build management skills for it.
Mrs. Martinez said that she recently listened to a speaker at the Sturgeon Bay Library who told a compelling story of living with dyslexia and how communities can address it. She said that listening to the speaker was extremely interesting and thought-provoking.
Tori Martinez’s daughter has an extremely mild form of dyslexia and says she is inspired to stay up to date on learnings of dyslexia to power through with her daughter.