Right To Read
Hosted by Dyslexia Canada and Three Oaks Senior High
The Summerside City Hall will light up red and raise the flag in support of the Dyslexia Canada “Mark It Read” campaign on October 20-21. Dyslexia Canada and the Three Oaks Senior High School will hold a “Right to Read” event for parents to learn about dyslexia at Three Oaks Senior High School on Oct. 25 from 6-7 pm. The event is open to the public/media. Dyslexia is a common learning disability that affects thousands of children and adults in Canada. Without early screening and intervention, dyslexic children often face academic and social challenges, including dropping reading rates, academic performance issues, low self-confidence, and the risk of bullying. Parents and teachers are often left feeling helpless due to a lack of understanding, early screening, and adequate training. According to Dyslexia Canada, 10-20 % of children in Canadian classrooms struggle with dyslexia, a learning disability in reading and writing that, if not diagnosed early, may impact their literacy skills and play havoc with their lives.