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From The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity:
"Rep. Cassidy’s resolution represents a giant step forward for everyone and anyone who cares about dyslexia — parents, teachers, dyslexic children and adults. Science has progressed in bringing understanding and clarity to dyslexia. This Resolution now calls for educators and testing agencies to catch up and put this powerful knowledge to work so that affected children and their families, and our entire nation may benefit. For too long, parents have had to endure watching their child struggle, often year after year, with every sign of dyslexia, with (if they could afford it) reports confirming the diagnosis, only to be denied recognition and services. Children confused, thinking they are not capable, lose self-esteem and give up on themselves and their futures.
Rep. Cassidy’s Resolution recognizes each major element of dyslexia, its:
- high prevalence (1 in 5);
- cognitive and neurobiological bases;
- unexpected nature; persistence; and critically,
- its profound impact on education and the critical need for action by schools.
Dyslexia impacts your child’s education and can be properly and successfully addressed by schools. There is no excuse not to, our children and our nation’s futures are at stake. Schools must take their heads out of the ground and look up — to science and morality — and move forward."