End the Myths about Dyslexia
Learn about Dyslexia and Take the challenge!
I started this challenge to dispel myths about dyslexia and raise awareness about what it's like to have dyslexia. More than 10 million students have it...kids like Daniel, who is in the 4th grade. He says, "When you have dyslexia it can be frustrating like when the teacher gives a reading assignment in class and says, 'Raise your hand if you’re not done' and you’re the only one raising your hand."
Like many people with dyslexia Daniel is smart. He's also very good at math. He was diagnosed in kindergarten. Fortunately he was given access to a tutor that worked with Daniel's school and used the correct methodology, called Structured Literacy to teach him to read. Today, Daniel is reading on grade level!
There are many myths about dyslexia. Seeing or reading words backward is just one of the myths about dyslexia. You can find more at https://dyslexiaida.org/louisa-moats-debunks-five-popular-myths-about-dyslexia/
Get the facts from IDA at https://dyslexiaida.org/
Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. There's no relationship between dyslexia and lack of intelligence. Some real life success stories include Thomas Edison, Stephen Spielberg, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Charles Schwab.
By accepting the ZYX Challenge you can raise awareness and funds for the International Dyslexia Association and the more than 10 million students struggling with dyslexia in the US.
To complete the challenge:
- Make a video starting with at least one myth or fact about dyslexia followed by your attempt to say the alphabet backwards. Let's see how far you get!
- If you don't do it, make a donation on this page.
- Challenge another person to do the same and post it on Facebook!
IDA is the authoritative source of current information about dyslexia and other reading challenges. Your donation supports educating teachers and parents about dyslexia, assuring that Structured Literacy is embedded in educator training and providing for all people to learn to read.
Together we can create a world where everyone can read. Thank you!
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