October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Posted 09/25/2018 09:59AM

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

At Carolina Day School, we encourage all families to learn more about this fascinating neurology and the unique gifts and challenges this brain profile presents. One in five individuals has dyslexia, and at CDS, these students represent the largest group of diversity in our community: neurodiversity.

Watch the video below and join Carolina Day School for one or more of our events. Feel free to bring a friend or a neighbor—awareness is the first step!

VIDEO: Truths and Myths about Dyslexia

Key School at Carolina Day helps Lower and Middle School students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences reach their full potential in school and life. By giving students the strategies and confidence they need to appreciate their unique talents, Key School strives to empower them to contribute to our world in extraordinary ways. Watch this video to hear directly from CDS Key School students about the many truths and myths about dyslexia, and how these language-learning differences can be such a blessing.





Experience Dyslexia

September 27 at 8:15 a.m. in the Upper School Student Center

A parent participation event (All divisions are invited!)

Join us for an eye-opening dyslexia simulation that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by children with language-based learning differences. At the end of the simulation, we will highlight some of the accommodations that help ease this frustration both at the Key School and when students transition elsewhere. Please come and bring friends or family that you would like to share this with also.


Day of Dyslexia

Saturday, October 13

Key Learning Center (KLC) at Carolina Day has two special events!

  • Morning: KLC is hosting the NC Branch International Dyslexia Association's Free Community Event "Day of Dyslexia."

  • Afternoon: O-G tutors, teachers, and practitioners are invited to join KLC for lunch and a hands-on interactive workshop. "Layering Your Orton-Gillingham Lesson."

Find details and sign up at



The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

October 17 from 6–8 p.m. at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

Free and open to everyone!

Join Dr. Diane Milner, Principal of Key School at Carolina Day, for a conversation about dyslexia and learning differences in children. The book, The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock and Fernette Eide, is 10% off at Malaprop's. Learn more.


Key School Open House (Grades 2–8)

October 24 from 8:15–9:45 a.m. at Key School

Please join us for a Key School Open House! During this event you will learn more about our Orton-Gillingham language program and our multisensory math program for students with a language-based learning difference. You will also have a tour of our school and visit a classroom. Sign up online or contact Jennifer Middlemas at or 828-210-9158.


Parent Coffee: The Amazing Dyslexic Brain

October 25 from 8:15–9:15 a.m. in the Rose Room

Dr. Diane Milner will host a coffee for CDS families and their guests. We will explore the unique brain profile of the individual with dyslexia and discuss the range of gifts and challenges involved. Information will be presented regarding what the research says about education, epigenetics, and strategies for helping all dyslexic children reach their full potential.

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