“October is recognized as Dyslexia Awareness Month across Canada and throughout the world.

“Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects thousands of Albertans of all ages, making it difficult for them to read, write and spell.

“Alberta’s government believes it is important to give children an education that prepares them for success, and we are committed to improving classroom education for all students. A priority for Alberta’s government is supporting every student across the province, including students with unique learning needs. That’s why we are providing $1.5 billion for learning supports designed to help students with their specific learning needs, including those with dyslexia, succeed in the classroom.

“With proper identification and the right supports, students with dyslexia can thrive in school and overcome the unique challenges they face.

“I am proud to declare October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in Alberta. Together we can raise awareness and ensure children with dyslexia have the supports they need to be successful now and into the future.”

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