Dyslexia Awareness Month was busy and exciting — with events taking place across the nation. It was a time to reflect on the importance of literacy education, raise much needed funding, and come together as a community to support those with dyslexia.
Here in Georgia we were proud to sponsor the annual Dyslexia Dash. On a personal note, it was rewarding for me to see an event I started years ago grow into a powerful force in providing funding and community support for literacy initiatives.
On a national level, I was honored to lead a workshop at the International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference in Dallas. Hundreds of educators attended our session to learn about the importance of multisensory education (and to discover the benefits of the Ghost Poop Relay!!). It is inspiring to meet people from across the nation who have devoted their lives and careers to helping people with dyslexia.
The month has ended, but its benefits continue.
— Jennifer Hasser, Kendore Learning and Syllables Learning Center Executive Director
Our workshop, Putting Research into PLAY, was attended by dyslexia educators from across the nation.
The Kendore/Syllables team at the IDA conference. We enjoyed meeting so many dyslexia educators and advocates.
We had a blast working the Dyslexia Dash photo booth.
At the IDA Conference, more than 100 of us played Beach Ball Pass to demonstrate fun and effective ways to teach literacy.
Spelling Bees Anna-Leena and Pam buzzed around the Kendore Booth and celebrated Halloween at the International Dyslexia Association Conference.
We practice what we preach! Our workshop at the IDA Conference was multisensory and full of movement.
Preparing for the Beach Ball Pass at the IDA Conference. Before each activity, we discussed research that proves that multisensory education WORKS!
Yes, toilet bowl brushes can be effective learning tools!
Runners and supporters at the Dyslexia Dash. This group of dedicated teachers goes the extra mile (literally) for their students.
The Syllables/Kendore team at the Dash finish line.
We enjoyed introducing educators to Kendore’s multisensory games and activities at the IDA Conference.
Families came together to have fun at the Dyslexia Dash. Here a dad and daughter played a multisensory game in gooey Brain Freeze.