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What is your superpower? Spring Branch ISD announces Dyslexia Awareness Month theme


What is your superpower? Spring Branch ISD announces Dyslexia Awareness Month theme

Do you know a student who struggles with reading and understanding what is written? Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by difficulties with word recognition and poor spelling that inhibit academic understanding and growth. 

Using inventive strategies to achieve new ways of learning to read is the basis for the “What is your superpower?” theme during Dyslexia Awareness Month in Spring Branch ISD this year.

Research shows that individuals with dyslexia (about 20% of the world’s population) tap into creative ways of thinking and problem-solving, which can be characterized as “superpowers.” When a student is struggling with reading, it is important that teachers and families be aware of it. That’s a critical first step toward progress.

See a list of common characteristics of what students with dyslexia experience here.

Spring Branch ISD’s Dyslexia Reading Intervention Program specialists use research-based strategies for students with this common learning disability to help them move  from learning-to-read to learning-to-learn. When multiple senses such as visual and oral pathways are used in reading instruction, students with dyslexia learn ways to achieve word recognition and understanding in their reading development.

During Dyslexia Awareness Month in October, several opportunities for families and staff to learn more about dyslexia are scheduled in Spring Branch ISD:

Oct. 7 - Free Movie

reaD me DifferentLyfree movie showing in the Spring Woods High School mini-auditorium, 2045 Gessner, 77080 (English invitationSpanish invitation)

  • Thursday, October 7, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Families register here
  • Staff register here

Oct. 19 & 27 - Dyslexia Simulations

Dyslexia Simulations in English and Spanish at the SBISD Technology Training Center, 14330 Memorial, 77079. Presented by the Dyslexia Department, those in attendance will experience and learn about the similarities and differences of dyslexia (difficulty reading) and dysgraphia (difficulty with the physical act of writing).

English: Tuesday, October 19, 6-8 p.m. 

Spanish: Wednesday, October 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Parent U Events & Health Museum Exhibit

Three Parent U: School/Home Literacy Connections events via Zoom for families to learn practical strategies to support their children’s learning, 6-7 p.m.

In addition, through May 22, 2022, there is a traveling exhibit at the Houston Health Museum entitled Beautiful Minds: Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage, that explores the world-changing accomplishments of, and tools used for success, by those who  successfully faced with the challenges of dyslexia.