Wyoming celebrates Dyslexia Awareness Month with a proclamation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Students and educators who have or know someone with a learning disability can celebrate today.
Supporters join Gov. Mark Gordon at the Capitol Wednesday as he signs a dyslexia awareness month proclamation.
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, according to the founder of WY Lit and affects 10 to 20 percent of the population and up to 80 percent of students with a learning disability in reading.
“Todays proclamation is incredibly important because having this kind of visibility at this level really does inspire teachers to learn more about dyslexia, " says Heather Flemming, Co-Founder of WY Lit.
Wyoming Legislators passed a bill last session creating a reading assessment and intervention program from Kindergarten through Grade 3.
To screen students for the signs of dyslexia and other reading disorders. The bill also provides teachers with training and interventions.
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