Unleashing Children's Unlimited Potential
Our focus is to bring solutions to our community in collaboration with parents of dyslexic children, teachers, students, medical professionals and community leaders to provide evidence-based information that will help navigate the current education system to ensure children’s individual success regardless of zip code.
FEATURED EVENT AT The magik Theatre
Eddie & Vinnie
We are excited to announce that Celebrate Dyslexia has commissioned a very special play in partnership with San Antonio’s Magik Theatre. Eddie & Vinnie premiers October 15 and runs through October 28.
Buy your tickets today for this production that has already been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and will go on tour after after its San Antonio debut!
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
Dysexia Handbook 2021 Updates
Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update: Important Changes for Families to Understand (texas.gov)
Actualización del manual de dislexia 2021: CAMBIOS IMPORTANTES QUE LAS FAMILIAS DEBEN ENTENDER (texas.gov)
Decoding Dyslexia – Texas
Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
LEARNING CENTER COMING SOON
Celebrate Dyslexia is thrilled to partner with the Dyslexia Resource Center in Baton Rogue to provide IMSLEC approved Certified Academic Language Therapy and Qualified Instructor training to build capacity of highly qualified and trained teachers in San Antonio. For more information on our first COHORT, fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9pW8xuiBmyh-4ElS152d5PuVkyihj10jSCpOo3UnAMksKRw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Kayla Reggio, QI
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?