Too Little, Too Late. We Can Fix This Together
DDVA Town Hall Meeting
St. Matthew’s Church
8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Too little time, money and resources are expended to identify children with dyslexia. In fact, only 1/3 of dyslexics are identified and receive appropriate intervention. Using the current ‘wait to fail model’ employed in most public school systems, these children waste years of instructional time and internalize a negative message about their self worth. We’ll need your help, but we can fix this.
We can fix it without undue burden to school administrators, classroom teachers or high priced screening tools. What is the cost of a child who fails to launch successfully into their educational career as students? There is ample evidence and research to suggest that there is significant damage to their future academic success and their self-esteem when there is a delay in identifying these children as dyslexic and teaching them to read with evidence based programs designed for dyslexics.
We will host two panels: A panel of experts in dyslexia, education and legislation; and a panel of dyslexic students, experts themselves, to describe what it is like to navigate our current educational system. There will be time to ask questions of both panels.
We have invited our state and federal legislators, school board members and administrators, advocates and activists, families with children in public, private and homeschooling communities. All are welcome! Reach out to these folks and let them know that you’d like them to join in the conversation.
Please join us for this event and bring your questions. We want to engage the entire community in how to create more successful outcomes for all of our students in their educational journey from pre-K to college.
Registration is not required, but is encouraged to help us plan for refreshments.