Pathways Literacy Center

Jackie Hendry

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disability, but teachers may not always be able to recognize it in their students. A recent workshop in Sioux Falls  gave elementary teachers a glimpse of the challenges their dyslexic students can face in the classroom. 

Pathways Literacy Center

Dyslexia is the most common known learning disorder, but specialized resources for both students and teachers is often lacking. Sioux Falls Christian Schools is looking to change that in their community. 

Contrary to popular belief, dyslexia does not just mean a reader confuses letters. It exists on a spectrum and can render a person illiterate without direct intervention.

Carmen Heethuis  is the director of the Pathways Literacy Center at Sioux Falls Christian Schools. She says they focus on dyslexia because it’s so common: 1 in 5 people fall somewhere on the spectrum.