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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dear Editor,

For years, I could never understand why each October we marked Dyslexia Awareness Month as a federal event, but not a state event.

As a member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA), I am aware our association has dedicated considerable resources to educating our elected leaders in Trenton about the importance of this designation. I am pleased the state Legislatureunanimously supported a resolution for a statewide designation, just in time for this October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month.

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Dyslexia remains one of the most common learning disabilities in children, affecting the ability of many to read, write, spell and sometimes speak.

I salute the primary sponsors and co-sponsors of the bill (AJR77/SJR116), Assembly members Dancer, Holley, McKnight, Huttle, Jones, and Chiaravalloti, and Senators Thompson and Turner.

In their bipartisan support, lawmakers recognized that dyslexia affects one out of every 10 people in the United States and those untreated often suffer devastating personal consequences, such as dropping or failing out of school. More importantly, dyslexia is a learning disability that, with proper interventions and support, can be corrected.

Finally, with the governor signing this resolution, New Jersey is aligned with national efforts to raise awareness and educate the public on dyslexia and its symptoms. It is my hope, with New Jersey finally giving this important designation, we can do more to educate, promote research, and early identification of dyslexia.


Donna Spillman-Kennedy
New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Springfield, NJ

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