Dyslexia awareness part of panel discussion

Addressing the myths surrounding dyslexia will be one of the major discussion points of an upcoming panel discussion presented by the Door County Partnership for Children and Families. According to the International Dyslexia Association, 15 to 20 percent of the population could show signs of dyslexia including inaccurate reading and poor writing. While some believe it is an easy fix, parents like Kari Baumann knows it is not. Her 11-year-old son has struggled with dyslexia for years and like many parents wanted to find a way to help him. Since becoming involved with Decoding Dyslexia- Wisconsin, she has learned how big of an issue it is statewide and how much parents have to fight for their kids to get the proper education just in order to be read. Joined by other panelists from area school districts, the Door County Library, and Door County Speech Therapy, Baumann hopes people can help raise awareness about dyslexia.

The panel will be preceded by a showing of Mical, a short film about how a mother took matters into her own hands to help her son read after being diagnosed with dyslexia. The free Zoom event begins at 6 p.m. on October 20th.




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