The Letcher County Tutorial Program will hold screenings to identify students with dyslexia this month. Scholarships are available for the cost of screening.
An afterschool program will be provided to help students with dyslexia gain needed skills. Parents are encouraged to be trained as tutors and work with other children than their own in one-on-one instruction.
Tests are given before and after tutoring to measure progress. No child fails, but he or she stays within a level until he or she reaches proficiency.
Some of the characteristics of dyslexia are:
• frequent reversal of numbers, letters or words.
• difficulty understanding what is read.
• poor handwriting.
• confusion with directions (left and right, up and down).
• short attention span and poor concentration.
• poor organizational skill.
For more information or to schedule a screening, call Legina Adams at 633- 7547 or Michele Robinson at 633-7812.