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Getting Hands On With Dyslexia

It’s a well-known fact that people who have learning disabilities learn differently than those who do not. And sometimes, that’s their superpower.

At the Dyslexia School of Houston and The Code Academy, students take hands-on learning to the next level. From stations involving word-building activities and classes that focus on working memory, the possibilities awaiting them behind the school’s doors are limitless. 

According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, 1 in 5 Americans have dyslexia on some level. For students who are dyslexic, fine motor skills like brushing your teeth or buttoning a shirt can be confusing or difficult without the properly adapted education to make life easier. 

We also know that most of life’s greatest lessons are learned outside of the classroom. So how can we ensure students are putting their lessons into practice outside of school hours? 

It’s important for families to be involved and hands-on in the learning process, as well. 

We encourage family members and mentors to create fun, educational opportunities at home or during extra-curricular activities. Playing puzzles together or finding games that involve sorting, categorization and strategizing are great ways to have fun and share in the learning experience. These are also wonderful moments to see students shine with confidence and character they may have lacked prior to attending the school or academy. 

Community involvement is just as crucial for bettering the future for those with dyslexia.  That’s why opportunities like exhibits at The Health Museum of Houston are crucial in providing hands-on experiences for students who may not have access elsewhere. 

Did you know The Code Academy regularly presents and hosts interactive exhibits at The Health Museum of Houston? For information about upcoming exhibit dates, please visit dyslexiahouston.org/newsletter.

Then, come see students of all ages find their invisible cape of confidence when they learn to love their different abilities.


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