Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina

Board Member: Jeff Vawter

City/Town: Waxhaw, NC

When did you join the Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina (DDNC) Board? September 2020

Why did you decide to join the DDNC Board? I am passionate about helping children access the resources they need to be successful and helping parents and teachers recognize the signs and symptoms of dyslexia earlier, so they get help sooner.

Who inspired you to learn more about dyslexia? My son.

What is the best piece of advice you have received on your dyslexia journey? Advocate for what your children need and for the information you need to help them.

What is one piece of advice you would like to give others? Be patient with your children, and build up their unique interests and talents. 

What are some of your favorite dyslexia resources? 

  • The Experience Dyslexia simulation curriculum from the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
  • Book: “Overcoming Dyslexia” by Sally Shaywitz, MD