BALTIMORE, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. Ben Shifrin, head of Jemicy School in Owings Mills, Maryland and a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), has made a life's work of finding ways for students with language-based learning differences to succeed in academics and life.
Shifrin wants to heighten public awareness of early identification symptoms, so children can be professionally diagnosed sooner and then seek the specialized instruction that will empower them to become successful learners. Between 15 and 35 million Americans struggle with dyslexia; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that dyslexia affects approximately 15-20% of American students.
Common symptoms of dyslexia can be categorized broadly in groups:
- Difficulties with Little Words
- Bizarre Reading and Spelling
- Late Talking
- Difficulties with Handwriting (dysgraphia)
- Difficulties with Math
- Directional Confusion
- Sequencing Difficulties
A person with dyslexia usually has several symptoms that persist over time and interfere with learning. Ben Shifrin is available to speak about additional symptoms of dyslexia in further detail.
About Jemicy School:
Jemicy School, founded in 1973, provides a highly individualized, flexible, and challenging education for above-average to gifted college-bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences. A recognized leader in the field of education, Jemicy educates students between the ages of six and eighteen on two campuses. The Lower and Middle School and the Upper School are each based in Owings Mills, Maryland just a short distance from one another.
Jemicy's philosophy is based upon building the academic and higher order thinking skills of bright young people through carefully applied research and time-tested multisensory learning. Jemicy serves the whole child, celebrating each student's strengths while exploring individualized skills and strategies that will build the foundation for success in school and in life.
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SOURCE Jemicy School