Dyslexia Awareness Month


WHEREAS, dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that causes difficulties with reading, writing, spelling, and word pronunciation; and

WHEREAS, the onset and severity of dyslexia varies for each individual; and

WHEREAS, because it takes individuals with dyslexia longer to process phonemic information, the disability directly affects academic growth, achievement, and self-esteem; and

WHEREAS, it is important to provide effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for individuals with dyslexia; and

WHEREAS, Dyslexia Awareness Month is an opportunity to acknowledge educators specializing in effective teaching strategies, and to celebrate the many achievements of adolescents, students, and adults with dyslexia;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 2015 as DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.