To: Howard Stephenson, Steve Eliason, Becky Edwards, Joel Briscoe, LaVar Christensen, Bruce Cutler, Justin Fawson, Francis Gibson, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Marie Poulson, Kraig Powell, Norm Thurston, Stuart Adams, Lyle Hillyard, Jani Iwamoto, Daniel Thatcher, Steve Urquhart, Aaron Osmond, Mike Kennedy,
Subject: Dyslexia Center of Utah Funding
Date: Wed Feb 10 22:37:43 MST 2016
I am writing with regards to funding for education for Dyslexia. I want to explain how the funding has helped my son. My son has ADHD and very often kids with ADHD have a difficult time reading. My son goes to an extremely rigorous academic base school and he was so behind on reading and he was reading and writing is words backwards. I searched for programs and schools to put him in. They were so expensive I could not afford them. The only Dyslexia school was out of state and that was not an option. Since he has special needs his medical bills including speech therapy are costly even with insurance and so the funding that The Dyslexia center receives has made it possible for us to receive tutoring through The Dyslexia Center of Utah and this has made all the difference in the world. My Son not only is a much better reader he now has confidence in himself to read aloud. Reading is key to success and the success starts with a solid foundation. I believe that The Dyslexia Center is helping my son achieve a solid foundation and with out the funding this would not be possible and I urge you to please recognize how important this funding is to children with dyslexia and other reading issues.