#SmarterThanYouThink Campaign Lets You Experience Dyslexia

This summer, Dyslexia International launched #SmarterThanYouThink, a project that lets participants experience first-hand the trials some individuals with dyslexia face every day. As you will see in the video below, men and women were asked to audition by reading a script designed to make them feel as if they had dyslexia.

Did you know that 15-20% of the population lives with dyslexia? Awareness campaigns like #SmarterThanYouThink are just the tip of the iceberg in the growing social consensus that more must be done to help those with dyslexia. Schools around the country are adopting teaching techniques tailored to the needs of dyslexic students, and teachers certified to teach these individuals are in high demand.

Antioch University Midwest’s Dyslexia Certificate Program is one of only 17 programs in the United States accredited by the International Dyslexia Association. The program, which now can be taken in an online format as well as in a traditional classroom setting, offers undergraduate students, teachers and parents the opportunity to understand the neurological foundations of dyslexia, learn how to identify and assess students with dyslexia and study the latest research-based strategies for teaching these students.

 

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