Organisations across the world are raising awareness about dyslexia across October.
I recently discovered a campaign to raise awareness about dyslexia that is working across many countries across the world during the month of October.
What captured my attention about this particular campaign was the use of the colour red. For many children with dyslexia, if they saw red writing in their text books at school, they would fear criticism about their work. The colour red would trigger anxiety and overwhelm. This is an aspect of dyslexia that I directly work with in my work as a coach and soon to be therapeutic counsellor.
This really resonated with me and whilst there are other great campaigns also taking place across the world (I broadly support any campaign that raises awareness about dyslexia) , this year I opted to support this campaign.
There are many ways to get involved that will help to initiate conversations about dyslexia:
There are many ways you can help Go Red during Dyslexia Awareness Month.
Check out what's happening in your local area by visiting the Going Red page.
Here are some ideas to get you going:
donate to your local dyslexia association
request local buildings to Go Red
encourage a local business to Go Red by changing the colour of their logo
Go Red in a T-shirt or other red clothing & raise awareness using the hashtag #GoRed