Loudoun Literacy Council has been changing lives through reading and learning to promote personal growth and empowerment in Loudoun County since 1980. We believe that literacy remains essential to achieving community-wide aspirations of developing young learners, strengthening families, enabling parents to participate in the education of their children, and ensuring access to opportunities for economic advancement.
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I chose ‘Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Awareness’ for my Gold Award project because I want children to be identified and receive interventions as early as possible. Many do not get diagnosed until after third grade, or even as late as high school. It is also more difficult to identify dyslexia and dysgraphia in our ELL and underserved populations, and I saw an opportunity to partner with Loudoun Literacy Council to help address this problem. I believe that by educating parents about the signs and symptoms, fewer children will ‘fall through the cracks.’
To help with Leah’s project, view her presentation (left) and use the following link to complete her survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQGH3DX