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Dyslexia workshop offers experience, information

By Plainsmen Post

In order to help educators, parents, and other interested parties understand what students with dyslexia experience every day, FPC has partnered with WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities to offer a Dyslexia simulation event from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in the Dillard Library on the FPC Borger Campus.

Cheryl Webster, FPC associate professor of education, said it’s important for educators and parents to understand this “hidden disability”.

“Dyslexia may affect one in five of the people you know,” she said. “Early intervention can make all the difference in overcoming reading and other learning disabilities.”

Webster said she has personal experience with dyslexia because one of her children received assistance in school to help out with his disability.

“I went through this struggle with my daughter, and found out then that my father (who was probably dyslexic) was so good at covering up his learning disability that no one knew until his junior year of high school that he couldn’t read,” she said.

Admission to the workshop is free and open to the public. Attendees will get the opportunity to experience dyslexia first-hand in a series of three stations set up to simulate the disability.

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