Unleashing Children's Unlimited Potential
Our focus is to connect with parents of dyslexic children and provide evidence-based information that will help navigate the current education system to ensure children’s individual success.
FEATURED EVENT AT THE DOSEUM
Beautiful Minds: Dyslexia And The Creative Advantage
In this exhibition, explore the successes of those who think and thought outside the box when faced with the challenges of dyslexia and learn about some of the tools and resources for diagnosis and pathways to success. A unique portion of the exhibit also reflects each community that it travels to by featuring local students and artists.
Our mission is to foster a community that celebrates, educates and empowers those with Dyslexia.
How? By creating spaces of celebration within the community. This will raise awareness and encourage advocacy. As a result, change the narrative of Dyslexia will be ignited, with the goal of positive life changing impact on the educational and medical processes for the next generation.
This is a movement that is imperative for the future generation and it should start here in San Antonio. An incubator of ideas for the country, San Antonio can be the first to change the narrative of dyslexia and remove the conventional obstacles for these promising young minds. This movement will not only impact the next generation, it may provide a corrective and healing experience for adults who were never identified and endured a painful and confusing academic journey. We hope you will join us today.
WHAT IT IS
“Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in learning to read. Dyslexia takes away an individual’s ability to read quickly and automatically, and to retrieve spoken words easily, but does not dampen one’s creativity and ingenuity.” – Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
One in five children who cross the school threshold everyday have Dyslexia, diagnosed or not. Dyslexia also does not discriminate by gender, class or creed. Understanding that children do not want to fail and expecting them to stay in a situation that they cannot succeed is also counterintuitive to human nature.
What do I do if I think my child has it?
Early identification and intervention is key. Much like a medical immunization, early intervention can minimize the affects of social emotional issues, as well as reading fluency, the earlier an individual receives services.
How is my child identified?
The TEA Dyslexia Handbook is free and available to everyone. It outlines the process in detail and can be found at https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/2018-Dyslexia-Handbook_Approved_Accomodated_12_11_2018.pdf
If your child attends public school, request that your child be evaluated for Dyslexia. A team will be put together of individual you know your child and may consist of the classroom teacher, administrators, the Dyslexia specialist on campus and/or the reading specialist. For more information on this process, refer to Chapter 4 in the TEA Dyslexia Handbook. If you have any questions, please email Celebrate Dyslexia.
Additional Resources for information on Dyslexia:
International Dyslexia Association – What Every Parent Needs to Know handbook
The TEA Dyslexia Handbook
Decoding Dyslexia – Texas
Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
AT THE DOSEUM
Celebrate Dyslexia presents Whiteboard Exhibit’s Beautiful Minds: Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage October 24th, 2020 – January 10th, 2021 at the DoSeum, San Antonio’s Children’s Museum. This exhibition showcases the unique special and visual skills of dyslexic thinkers while highlighting the creative side of those with dyslexia.
Work with local medical leadership and organizations to provide objective medical solutions for earliest possible identification and diagnosis.
The Celebrate Dyslexia team is available to bring the Experience Dyslexia simulator to your parent and teacher groups. Community outreach events will be offered to parents and teachers alike focusing on evidence-based research and the importance of early identification and intervention.
We all learn from a variety of experiences. Our intention is to make sure as many cross sections of society say “Dyslexia,” so that we all hear the word, know we are not alone, know there is help, know there is promise that every individual will have opportunities to fulfill their own dreams.
A portfolio of high-profile events will bring the community together highlighting the strengths of Dyslexia and celebrating those who are impacted by it.
90% of children with reading difficulties will achieve grade level in reading if they receive help in the 1st grade. 75% children whose help is delayed to age 9 or later continue to struggle throughout their school career.
– 1996 by Vellutino, Scanton, Sipay, Small, Pratt, Chen and Denckla
Numbers speak for themselves
We’re ready to celebrate. Are you?