Join Tammy in support of Connect with Us — What is your Dyslexic Story?
A Fit for Me
Dear Friends and Family,
I am passionate about the new Dyslexic All Day pilot program at Summit Expeditionary Academy. If you only have 3 minutes the video above will inspire you as well.
This is my story. In the last four years of Noah’s schooling I have often wondered why he just didn’t seem to be reading or writing as well as the other kids. We tried in several ways to remediate the challenge only to find that it continued to hold him back. He was not reading like the other kids and his writing was well…Noah’s writing, hard to read and not well thought out. If you talk to Noah, he will talk your ear off but his knowledge was just not showing up in his school work. In fact, he was beginning to really dislike school and to seek out other ways to be “popular” that weren’t always popular with the teachers. We had Noah evaluated and found that he has been identified with dyslexia! This year Noah is entering 5th grade at Summit and we are very excited to have a program tailored to his specific needs that will allow him to excel in his strengths and build on his weaknesses.
Dyslexic All Day recognizes a basic truth; that dyslexic learners are not just dyslexic when they read and write, but are dyslexic all day long. This program is not just about remediation – is is about teaching to the strengths of the dyslexic mind and creating a paradigm shift in how educational programs can embrace dyslexic learners. Successful implementation of this pilot program will allow for us to broaden our scope of impact to include educators and students at a global level.
I am writing to ask for your help to launch this pilot program – an ambitious goal of raising $24,000 in 24 days. No amount is too small. We will keep you updated and inspired for a short 24 Days (Nov 1-24 ) while we launch this fundraising initiative.
Please share YOUR dyslexic story here: www.facebook.com/dyslexicallday. Please feel the passion and donate.
Joel, Tammy and Noah Edmonds
PS – when you donate the SeeYourImpact site will ask for an email address – this is simply to send you a thank you note and receipt for tax purposes!