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October 6, 2021

Dyslexia Parent Information Meeting 

Granbury ISD will host two information meetings on dyslexia for parents on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. 

The sessions will be held at 12:15 P.M. and at 6:00 P.M.  Both meetings will be in the GISD Administration Building at 217 N. Jones Street.  Parents wanting to attend may choose the session that best meets their schedule. 

The information meetings are designed to help parents identify what dyslexia is, review school district programs to address student learning needs, and learn about things that can be done at home to assist students, according to GISD dyslexia coordinator Wendy Gandy. 

According to the International Dyslexia Association, the condition is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin and is characterized by difficulties with accurate word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.  Individuals may struggle with reading, which can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.  Many people who suffer with dyslexia are of average or above average intelligence, and, although it is a life-long condition, early identification and proper assistance can enable a child to succeed in school. 

Parents wishing additional information about the program or the information meetings may contact Gandy in the district curriculum department at (817) 408-4035.