10 Ways Parents Can Spot Dyslexia

Monthly Spotlight: Dyslexia

March 2016

No one is born with the ability to read. We have to learn how. For those that find it extremely difficult to learn how to read and often show struggles in various academic areas, they may have one of the most common learning challenges, Dyslexia. Dyslexia affects 1 out of 5 individuals worldwide. Early intervention is key to ensure that an individual with dyslexia succeeds in school developmentally, socially, and academically.  It is therefore important for parents to know how to identify common symptoms of Dyslexia as early as possible. We have created this month's spotlight video for that very reason. It is a practical list of characteristics a parent may recognize and inquire about. Of course not all dyslexics exhibit every single characteristic, but if you watch this video and feel that the descriptions match closely to behaviors of someone you know, it might be worth further investigation.

For more resources and information about dyslexia, please visit Learn 2 Read OC's resource page for links to various sites that are helpful or visit Learn 2 Read OC's Facebook page

Learn 2 Read OC: http://www.learn2readoc.org/

Learn 2 Read OC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Learn-2-Read-OC/1591287161106999

3 Key Areas Parents Should Know About Today's Marijuana

Monthly Spotlight: Today's Marijuana

February 2016

Here is our second video training installment on our February topic of Marijuana.  We hope this training offers some insight into what we feel parents should be aware of as it relates to current marijuana paraphernalia, marijuana edibles, and how the marketing industry impacts our adolescents.   Enjoy.

NIDA for Teens: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-fact...

DEA Marijuana: https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com/dr...

Smart Approaches to Marijuana: LEARNABOUTSAM.ORG

3 Topics Parents Should Understand About Today's Marijuana

 February 2016

Monthly Spotlight: Today's Marijuana

Our organization recognizes that education is the most powerful tool we can use to prevent our youth from heading down a destructive path. Parents and educators play a tremendous role in children's lives, so in this month's video blog series we address some of the basic topics that parent's should know and understand about "today's" marijuana.

Here is a link to our first February training series entitled, "3 Topics Parents Should Understand About Today's Marijuana"

Simple Tips To Help Your Child Manage Stress

Let's face it, stress inevitably impacts most people in one way or another. But now (more than ever before) we are seeing an alarming trend of the serious impact that stress is having on the live of our young adolescents. 

Here is the second part of our two part video training series on this month's topic: Stress.  In this training we cover some simple tips for parents to help their children better manage their stress.


5 Simple Ways to Manage Stress

As we move through 2016 we are happy to introduce our new video blog series!! Over the next 12 months will be covering various topics including Suicide Prevention, The Importance of a Male Role Model, What Parents Need to Know About Marijuana, & Much Much More.

So as promised here’s a link to our first training in our 2016 series entitled 5 Ways to Reduce Stress.