"If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is a
failure". - Albert Einstein
In 1982 Dr. Sally Shaywitz's research identified the neurological differences of Dyslexic Learners.
The neurological pathways for a successful reader are the two activated areas in the left occipital temporal region (these regions are not activated for dyslexic learners) The left occipital temporal regions are responsible for word building skills (phonics)and automatic word recognition skills. Under activation or no activation in these regions contribute to the delayed literacy development for Dyslexic Learners... who need to forge new pathways and neural regions to accommodate the learning of these vital skills. Dyslexic learners never overcome dyslexia even when they become proficient readers because they are utilizing compromised pathways to acquire their literacy skills.
International Awareness Month."
October 4th 2018 @6 pm for Silent Auction and 7pm Fundraising Movie " Crazy Rich Asians" @ Star Cinema. www.starcinema.org.au
October 21st 2018. Family Picnic in Rosland Park, Bendigo bring along your red paper plane!
"Proudly Dyslexic" has risen "like the phoenix" after the founding members of "BOLD - Bringing Opportunities to those who Learn Differently" decided to close the group late 2017. BOLD'S founding parents - Judy Stewart and Kerry Holt, together with numerous supporting parents and professionals, working together over the 12 years, are to be congratulated for their dedication, promoting community awareness, through a range of educational events and workshops.
"Proudly Dyslexic" aims to continue in BOLD's footsteps, with an additional passionate campaign to support Dyslexic Learners living in Central Victoria more directly - hence Thinking Globally, Acting Locally.
The greatest challenge for Dyslexic Learners is maintaining a positive and confident belief in themselves and their abilities- in the face of all the pressure to achieve the goal of print literacy. So many are perplexed and deeply humiliated by their struggles, especially when they are surrounded by peers who are achieving print literacy with ease.
Even adult Dyslexic Learners will use "every trick in the book" to conceal their difficulties, hide their "shame".