Gov.Haley: October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Dyslexia translated means "difficulty with language". The Horry County Literacy Council is proud to promote public awareness for dyslexia, as Governor Nikki Haley designates October Dyslexia Awareness Month.

Twenty percent of the American population struggles with the difficulty of learning to read, spell and comprehend. This does not affect the IQ, and these people still have the ability to learn, they just need to be taught differently in the manner in which they learn.

People suffering from dyslexia learn most effectively by using a program that isolates individual sounds of letters, preferably in pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade.

The Horry County Literacy Council says while early intervention is critical, it does not mean an older Dyslexic child or adult is unable to learn to read. They can dramatically improve their reading grade level within a short period of time taking instruction from a qualified teacher or tutor.

Horry County Literacy Council can help provide tutoring in a one-on-one environment because it is never too late to learn. Additionally, volunteers are desperately needed to assist the many students on the waiting list. They provide services in basic literacy, English as a second language, family literacy, health literacy and the dyslexia program for specific learning disabilities.

For more information, visit the website at www.literacyhc.org or contact 843-839-1695. The Literacy Council is located in The Family Learning Center at  3101 Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.

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