Peer in through one of the Children's Room windows while you're outside and see if you can find all ten items!
The library has created a special collection of books printed in dyslexic or dyslexic friendly fonts. This unique type assists people who are challenged by reading, but anyone can read these books! We have books for children, teens and adults, and anyone from the whole library system can check them out. This collection was purchased with funds from a
Mid-Hudson Library System Outreach Grant.
I took one of the dyslexic font books home for my husband. He's dyslexic, diagnosed in grade school. I was just curious to see if they would work.
It was remarkable. He was able to read faster and easier than he ever has in his life. He read out loud as quickly and smoothly as anyone without dyslexia. I know every dyslexic is different and this was just a short little experiment, but what a difference!
He hated school. The only classes he did well in were art and PE...no reading required. For a person who struggled to read it was like getting bullied in every class, every day, by every teacher.
In the sixties and seventies they did eventually diagnose kids with dyslexia and tried to give techniques to help them read, but nothing helped much. Even with a diagnosis of dyslexia kids are still treated as if they're stupid when they can't read fluently.
I was brought to tears thinking how different his life could have been with something as simple as a font change.