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Special Needs Awareness

Ten Resources for Kids with Dyslexia

October 01, 2011
If your child has dyslexia, or you suspect he does, know that he is not alone. In fact, almost one in seven people in the United States have dyslexia to some degree. Consider that Albert Einstein was dyslexic, as was Thomas Edison and Winston Churchill. Vince Vaughn, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg and Salma Hayek are among the celebrities who have dyslexia, too. Dyslexia is not a sentence for failure. Individuals with the learning disorder are often highly capable, creative people with great potential.

Following are resources - both local and national - that may be able to help answer your family's questions about dyslexia and get your child on the right path toward acquiring the desired language skills.

Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, Indianapolis, www.diin.org

International Dyslexia Association, nationwide, www.interdys.org

National Institutes of Health, nationwide, www.nih.gov

Hutson School, Indianapolis, www.hutsonschool.org

Children's Dyslexia Center, Indianapolis, www.childrensdyslexiacenters.org

Pinnacle School, Bloomington, www.pinnacleschool.org

Worthmore Academy, Indianapolis, www.worthmoreacademy.org

Brain Balance Achievement Center, Indianapolis, www.brainbalanceindy.com

LearningRx, Indianapolis, www.learningrx.com

About Special Kids, Indianapolis, www.aboutspecialkids.org

Carrie Bishop is a freelance writer and mother of two young sons whose daily antics inspire her work and life. Contact her at freelancewritercarrie@gmail.com.

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