Dyslexia Awareness week


Many of you may know that this week is dyslexia advocacy week.

The display in the library this week highlights some of the issues.

It also shows you how we are supporting children with dyslexia within the school.

There are a number of children’s novels and short chapter books published with support mechanisms.

These include buff and yellowish pages, large plain text with spaces between paragraphs to help with eye-tracking. These are on display and can be borrowed from next week.

For more information you can  visit the Dyslexia Foundation. 

Or you may wish to pop in and make a time to chat with Sandra Howat.

A quote I came upon just this week from Jackie French, novelist and the current Australian Children’s Laureate is very apt and highlights how we  must all be part of the solution in finding ways to support our children. We just need to work together.

“There are many reasons why a child cannot read. There are no excuses”.

 Magpies Volume 29, Issue No. 1, March 2014


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