Monday, October 7, 2013

Dyslexia Awareness Month

I am very lucky to be our 504 contact and get the chance to hear about all of our amazing kids that have different needs to be successful in school.  Here at BPE, students who are diagnosed with dyslexia typically come through the 504 program to help receive services and/or accommodations.  In the past 20 or so years, great strides have been made to help create specific programs to help students with this reading disability.  If you are interested in finding out more about dyslexia, please visit The International Dyslexia Association website or Scottish Rite website.

Below are two pieces of information that have come across my plate today about dyslexia and I wanted to share.  Enjoy.

Your Biggest Fan,

Mr. Fleming


How common is dyslexia? The IDA(International Dyslexia Association) writes that as many as 15-20% of the population has some symptoms of dyslexia. Dyslexia can affect people of all intellectual levels. Although dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability, many students prosper and go on to make important contributions to society. For additional statistics and information, read the IDA’s “Dyslexia Basics”.


Please join us for the national screening of the documentary, Dislecksia: The Movie on October 17th, at Cinema 14 –Round Rock (4401 N. IH 35 Suite 3000) at 7:00 pm.
The screening in honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, celebrates Round Rock ISD’s participation with cities and towns across the nation in hosting the theatrical documentary, Dislecksia: The Movie, strengthening public recognition of dyslexia as a learning difference, not a learning disability.
The screening for Dislecksia: The Move is a united campaign led by Captured Time Productions and Area23a. Round Rock ISD is one of over 50 groups across the country who are participating in the campaign, using Dislecksia: The Movie to generate a community-based forum for sharing information and support. After the screening, a question and answer session will be held.
In Dislecksia: The Movie, filmmaker and fellow dyslexic Harvey Hubbell (founder of the Hubbell Difference Foundation) offers a first-hand approach to the complex, and often misunderstood nature of dyslexia, highlighting some of the condition’s most pressing issues in a manner that is just as inspiring as it is informative.
To purchase tickets for this event, go to and enter the zip code 78681.

A powerfully touching and entertaining documentary that mixes humor and perspective with insight and analysis, DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE explores many of the misconceptions surrounding dyslexia, while underlining the need for stronger awareness, early identification and social change. No stranger to the condition, director Harvey Hubbell V explores dyslexia through a very human, personal lens, weaving his own lifelong experience, the research of scientists and the practice of educators, with the individual experiences of celebrities, politicians, and adults and children living with dyslexia. Intergenerational, multicultural and socio-economically diverse, DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE presents a complete picture and the most current information on dyslexia, promotes positive messaging, explores the power of family and community and is the first film to offer an alternative perspective of dyslexia as a learning difference, rather than a disability.

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