October was ADHD, Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, but have you ever wondered why there are so many learning-related awareness events at this time of year? The period between the start of school and the holidays is a critical time in the school year – when parents and teachers are beginning to notice children struggling with new material, yet it’s early enough that there’s still time to get children on track!
1 in 5 children struggle with learning and attention issues, but the struggle is worse without a diagnosis.
Understood.org provides helpful resources for parents and students with learning and attention issues as well as for parents wondering if their child may have an undiagnosed learning and attention issue. Understood and the learning and attention issues community did a lot to raise awareness for the 1 in 5 in October. But we don’t want to stop there. We need to advocate for kids and adults who have learning and attention issues year-round.
On Wednesday, November 11, at 12pm ET, Understood will be holding a Twitter chat that aims to keep the momentum going and raise awareness of learning and attention issues. Follow along with hashtag #LDCHAT and follow users @understoodchats & @understoodorg. Experts will be available to answer your questions and concerns and share resources from Understood.org.
I hope you will join me at noon today, to chat about this important topic and that you will look to Understood.org for resources and to keep this dialog open all year round!