Los Alamos Public Schools will host #sayDyslexia, an informational night about dyslexia, on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Aspen Elementary School Cafeteria. Families are invited to drop in anytime from 5: 30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and visit informational tables, presented by LAPS staff and parents, in order to learn more about the characteristics of dyslexia and the instructional supports that are recommended for students with dyslexia.
“I hope families will drop in to learn more about the characteristics of dyslexia and how we can support students both at school and at home,” said Liz Meek, Assistant Coordinator of Student Services for LAPS.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder often characterized by a difficulty with reading. LAPS staff and parents will be available to provide more information about dyslexia during this informational event, including:
- the definition of dyslexia;
- characteristics and risk factors associated with dyslexia;
- available dyslexia-related resources; and
- research-based reading instruction and home supports.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience what it is like to have dyslexia and become more aware of this disorder.
Light refreshments will be available and there will be a drawing for books related to dyslexia. In addition, there will be an activity table for kids.