Cullman, AL Broad of Ed named Oct Dyslexia Awareness Month; 15-20% of kids affected

Oct 18, 2017, Cullman (AL) Times: City school board declares Dyslexia Awareness Month Following the State Board of Education and other school districts around Alabama, the Cullman City School Board named October Dyslexia Awareness Month at its meeting on Tuesday. Superintendent Susan Patterson noted the need for awareness of dyslexia and the importance of training for teachers to support students who have dyslexia. “It’s important to raise awareness of dyslexia, recognizing that statistics tell us that as much as 15-20 percent of our students can be affected in their learning by Dyslexia,” she said. “Through our school-based reading specialists, we are ensuring all students receive the support needed to be successful readers and learners.”