Embracing Dyslexia: The Basics

Oct. 1, 2016
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and Orland Park Public Library is holding an important event on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. in room 104 to help Orland Park residents and parents learn about dyslexia.
Orland Park residents are encouraged to learn the facts about dyslexia and what the signs are. Presenter, Luis Macias, will outline the importance of early intervention, where to go for testing, and what the next steps are after diagnosis.
Macias directed the documentary called Embracing Dyslexia in 2013 after learning on his son’s struggles with reading, spelling, and writing because of dyslexia.
Residents might be surprised to learn about the many positive aspects of dyslexia, including strengths and gifts people with dyslexia have. Most importantly, teachers and parents can learn effective strategies that may help those with dyslexia reduce their struggles in school and at home.
The Orland Park Public Library is located at 14921 Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park, IL 60462. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more about Luis Macias, please go to: http://embracingdyslexia.com/about-the-director/
To learn more about Orland Park Public Library please go to:
http://www.orlandparklibrary.org/about.htm