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Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 14, 2018

The Morrison Bridge will light RED to celebrate students with dyslexia and raise awareness of this learning
difference. Dyslexia is a learning disability that is neurological in origin and known to run in families making it
difficult to learn how to read, write and spell. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as one in
five students has dyslexia. In Oregon, this equates to approximately 115,000 public school students with
dyslexia. However, Oregon’s teacher education programs typically do not provide coursework on dyslexia that
would enable teachers to identify dyslexia and use effective strategies to teach these bright and capable


October 14, 2018