Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina

Board Member: Kristine Holt

City/Town: Concord

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

Why did you decide to join the DDNC Board? To learn more about Dyslexia, and to spread awareness. I’d like to see change in the schools. Whether it be better training for teachers and staff on recognizing the signs of Dyslexia but also to offer more resources for children whose brains just learn differently that way they can gain the confidence to succeed.

Who inspired you to learn more about dyslexia? My 10 year old son, Christian. Christian has given me the drive to become an advocate and not only fight for him but for others as well. 

What is the best piece of advice you have received on your dyslexia journey? To understand that a child with Dyslexia learns differently. To be patient and know that while they may struggle in reading they can excel in other areas.

What is one piece of advice you would like to give others? To never give up. To not be afraid to speak up and be the voice for your child. Most of all, listen to your gut. No one knows your child like you do. You are their best Advocate.

What are some of your favorite dyslexia resources? There is a Facebook page called Dyslexia Support-for parents of Dyslexic children. I get most of my information and support from these parents all over the country. Decoding Dyslexia and the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) have also been a wealth of knowledge for me.