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Foundation offering grant for youth dyslexia testing.

Foundation offering grant for youth dyslexia testing

September 5, 2012

The Maui News

The Donegan Burns Foundation is offering its Dyslexia Testing and Intervention grant to equip schools and youth programs with early dyslexia testing.

The grant will provide up to $12,000 for dyslexia testing and intervention for children in 1st through 3rd grades in schools and for children ages 5 to 15 in after-school programs. Grantees also receive testing and reading intervention software and support valued at approximately $13,000, according to a news release.

“The Dyslexia Testing Intervention grant from the Donegan Burns Foundation was created so that schools can implement dyslexia testing into the curriculum,” said Donegan Burns Foundation board member Greg Burns. “By starting testing for dyslexia in schools early we can stop the slippery slope of low self esteem and compromised education due to a lack of understanding of the underlying problem.”

Courtesy of The Maui News




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