Tricia Gerard To Speak Oct. 22 On Dyslexia Awareness

Tricia Gerard, a renowned expert on dyslexia, will speak at the Palm Beach County Main Library on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. in honor of October being National Dyslexia Awareness Month.

About 15 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. population has dyslexia, a reading disability, which is the major cause of reading failure in school. Dealing with this learning challenge can lead to frustration and self-doubt, especially when it goes undiagnosed.

If your child is dyslexic, or might be dyslexic, the library has resources to help you learn more about the topic. Contact the Consumer Health Information Service at the library at (561) 233-2736 for more information.

Gerard’s interactive presentation will include a series of hands-on activities to expose participants to the challenges and frustrations students with dyslexia face in the classroom each day. Call (561) 233-2600 to pre-register.