Dynaread Launching Free Q&A Service, Encouraging Parents and Teachers to ask Dyslexia Related Questions
Cranbrook, BC (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
Seeing the gap between what is known about dyslexia and remediation in Science, and what is understood about the subject by parents and teachers, Dynaread Special Education Corporation has launched a free online Q&A service. Dynaread hopes to help bridge the gap of science versus public dyslexia understanding by offering people the ability to get answers to their dyslexia related questions.
Dynaread has a team of reading specialists who can assist parents and teachers by providing them with answers to their reading remediation related questions. A simple to use online web form at https://dynaread.com/service/askQuestionForm is all it takes to get into contact with Dynaread’s team of reading specialists and ask a question about dyslexia.
With 5-10% of children struggling with reading, dyslexia is an issue facing many parents and teachers. Though a neurological issue, completely unrelated to intelligence, many people misunderstand what dyslexia is, and not being able to properly read has caused pain and embarrassment for parents and children alike.
Dekkers, CEO of Dynaread, states: “At the annual IDA conference in Chicago a few months ago, I had the opportunity to personally meet one of America’s leading pioneers in dyslexia research and advocacy, Dr. Sylvia O. Richardson, MD, former President of the International Dyslexia Association . As someone who is passionate about helping struggling readers myself, I asked her what she could challenge me with. She stated: “In spite of all the efforts of the International Dyslexia Association, all the advancements in reading sciences, and all our current understanding in reading disorders, this information has not yet reached the general public, nor our educational institutions.”
Dekkers took this challenge serious and has been discussing ways to involve his dyslexia remediation company to address the need for spreading know-how. The release of Dynaread’s new free public service is a direct outflow of that meeting with Dr. Richardson.
Dr. Richardson’s observation that the scientific understanding and know-how is not yet broadly known and used by the public is shared with other professionals. Last weekend, Vancouver, BC hosted the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). AERA President Arnetha Ball shared that current scientific research and understanding still often fails to affect policy, legislation, and remediation.
Advocacy is clearly on the rise. In 2011 HBO released their documentary film “Journey into Dyslexia,” in which the realities of struggling readers are explored: focussing on both struggles and amazing successes. This year, Harvey Hubble V releases his “Dislecksia: The Movie which aims to do the same.”
It is not only in the realm of advocacy that we see movement. A push for policy changes is also on the rise. The State of Ohio passed two important House Bills (96 and 157), which establish a clear definition of dyslexia, as well as defining dyslexia specialists. Two prominent members of the U.S. Congress recently formed the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus to raise awareness of dyslexia and help foster policy change for people with dyslexia .
There are also increasing amounts of initiatives from parents. Decoding Dyslexia – NJ is a grassroots movement driven by NJ families. Founded in November 2011, they are already making inroads in State legislation. This push for policy change is taking place across the USA.
Dynaread’s core business is offering science-based, online, remediation especially designed for older children who struggle with reading. Dynaread has a team of resident academics who play a important part in the program structure through various roles, one of them being assisting parents and teachers by providing them with answers to their reading remediation related questions.
Dekkers: “We have a science team that covers cognitive neuroscience, psychology, learning disabilities, reading sciences, and clinical counselling, and we are passionate about making a difference. That is why we have decided to invite public questions on dyslexia. We want to help spread dyslexia understanding and this is one way in which we plan to do it. Our academics will answer dyslexia related questions professionally and free of charge for as long as we as a company can afford it. It is our way of giving back.”
To submit questions about dyslexia, simply visit the Dynaread web site at http://www.dynaread.com and click on the “submit your question” link. Dynaread also offers a free online dyslexia reading test.
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