Knoxville event helps parents learn more about solutions for children with dyslexia


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – One in five students experience some sort of dyslexia.

On Sunday, September 18 from 12-6 p.m. the Tennessee International Dyslexia Association is hoping to find children that have dyslexia and get them the help they need. The group has organized an event called “Find 1 in 5” at West Town Mall to bring awareness to a law that was passed in July that provides screening and early intervention for students in Tennessee. The cost is $20 per walker and kids 12 and under are free.

At the “steps event” families can walk 1.5 together to find the 6 “Fun Fact Stations” to raise awareness for dyslexia. Organizers said there will be giveaways at each stations and participants will receive a bag and t-shirt.

The First Lady of Tennessee will arrive at 1, we will have a “Foam Finger Giveaway” right before she speaks for 5 minutes. There will also be a connection Point room for parents to learn more about solutions for children with dyslexia. Organizers said members of TN-IDA, Decoding Dyslexia, will be on hand to answer questions too.

For more information visit Tennessee law to require Dyslexia screening in schools

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