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Huntington Beach City School District Recognizes Dyslexia Awareness Month
Posted 10/4/21

Dyslexia Awareness Month Poster

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and Huntington Beach City School District (HBCSD) is committed to continuing fostering awareness and strengthening our efforts in shedding light on this topic. 

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that causes difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling, and can be mild or severe. These difficulties occur at all levels of intelligence. Dyslexia, much like other learning disabilities, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. With effective care, dyslexia is treatable.

Fact and statistics:

  • It is estimated that 1 in 10 people have dyslexia

  • Dyslexia is the most common of all learning disabilities

  • People with dyslexia may struggle with organizational skills, planning and prioritizing, keeping time, concentrating with background noise

  • People with dyslexia can be slow readers, however, they often are very fast and creative thinkers

With early screening, early diagnosis, early evidence-based reading intervention, and appropriate accommodations, individuals with dyslexia can become highly successful students and adults. HBCSD makes intentional efforts to help identify and support students’ learning abilities. Some of the resources and initiatives that our District offers include sharing information on all District communication platforms, ongoing professional staff development, and the West Orange County Consortium for Special Education Community Advisory Committee. Additional statewide and national resources are listed below. 

Statewide and National Dyslexia Resources:

Since 2016, the HBCSD Board of Trustees has approved a resolution in recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, and it is anticipated that the Board will again approve the resolution at the Board meeting on October 19th.

Visit HBCSD’s Student Services website or contact your school site for additional information.