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One in five children struggle with dyslexia but there is a huge gap in the support they need and the support that is being provided by most schools in the United States. In order for these students to get the support they need to be successful, changes need to be made within the education system starting with teacher prep programs. In this episode, Robin Zikmund is sharing her experiences as a mother of a child with dyslexia and how she is working to advocate for change to help other students.
Robin Zikmund is a mom of a son with dyslexia, and is the founder and President of the Decoding Dyslexia Idaho Chapter. Through advocacy and pushing legislation, she has worked to help support 20% of children in Idaho schools who struggle with dyslexia and believes that all students should be taught to read through the Structured Literacy approach using programs like IMSE.
In today’s episode, Robin is sharing her journey as a mother of a child with dyslexia, what changes need to be made within our literacy system, and how you can learn to advocate for your own children. She is also sharing how she is helping to advocate for changes and better training for teachers as founder and president of Decoding Dyslexia, Idaho Chapter.
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