ISD Board Designates Dyslexia Awareness Month

The Issaquah School District Board of Directors adopted a resolution at its meeting on Thursday, October 8, naming October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in the District. 

Dyslexia is a neurological learning disorder that causes difficulties with reading comprehension. The Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction confirms that dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties. 

The District commits to helping all learners achieve, including those with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. We are developing an early screening for dyslexia, as well as a literacy program responsive to the needs of students with dyslexia. This summer, we began a series of Dyslexia Family Engagement meetings to allow families and District staff to learn about this process, provide input, and better understand the needs of students with dyslexia. Another meeting is now scheduled for November.

We know that, with the correct support and instruction, students with dyslexia can succeed in school and beyond. 

See the full text of the proclamation here. For more information about dyslexia and the ISD’s efforts to serve students on our dyslexia webpage.