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Flour Bluff ISD hosts "Dyslexia Awareness Night" to educate parents, community

Posted at 11:18 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 00:18:44-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Dyslexia can bring many challenges and affect many people in the workplace or even in the classroom, but there is help for parents if they feel their child might be dyslexic.

The Flour Bluff Independent School District hosted a "Dyslexia Awareness Night" so parents can learn more.

Staff with Flour Bluff ISD stood together with parents and children to raise awareness about dyslexia and how children can still succeed in school and whatever else they decide to do.

The community also was welcome to attend the event at the Flour Bluff Primary/Elementary Library to educate themselves about dyslexia.

Raising awareness hits close to home for the Flour Bluff ISD Director of Instruction Tracy Dennis, because she is dyslexic.

“Dyslexia is actually a gift,” she said.

Dennis was also able to clear up any misconceptions.

“I think the big myth is that they cannot overcome it and that they have to choose careers that don't require a lot of reading and that's not the case at all,” she said.

Also, in the audience was 11-year-old Madison Tapia.

She said in the classroom, repetition is key.

“It's important to me because I want other kids to be like me because I'm very successful but I have dyslexia, but I want other people to be successful like me,” says Madison.

Families were able to see how dyslexia can affect the brain.

However, this can also flourish in special gifts and achievements.

“I want people to know because I have dyslexia that you can be successful," Dennis said. "There's a reason why you have challenges in life and those challenges will set you down the path of what you're willing designed for being here."

Learning stations were set up for parents to take part in hands-on activities so that way these methods could be practiced at home.