Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association Holds Panel for Dyslexia Awareness Month

“I would love to chat with anyone who has a suspicion that their child is struggling.”

One in every five children struggle with dyslexia and one local group wants to make sure parents have the tools they need to help their child be successful.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.

And Sunday the Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association hosted a panel at the Traverse Area District Library.

The informational session was followed by a pre-screening for signs of dyslexia.

The group works with anyone, young or old, who is struggling with it.

They serve over 100 families in seven counties.

The executive director says dyslexia doesn’t have to define a student, and working with a special tutor outside of school can help them be successful.

“I want parents to understand that dyslexia is a learning difference. It doesn’t have to be a disability. The only way it has a disabling factor is in the traditional classroom. So coming and getting the help from GTDA, their child will have tools in the box to have success in school,” says executive director of GTDA, Vicki Norris.

For more information on GTDA, and the services they provide, click here.

To call GTDA: (231) 929-1077.

To read more about dyslexia, click here.