Karen Hall knows as well as anyone how important it is for students with reading disabilities such as dyslexia to be diagnosed early in their lives.
Her son was diagnosed with the disorder when he was young, and while she had to advocate for him throughout his education, they were able to manage his dyslexia. In stark contrast, however, one of her son’s friends went undiagnosed for years. His reading struggles caused serious self-esteem issues.
“There was just this juxtaposition between (our son) being diagnosed early and his friend being diagnosed late,” she said. “It was so obvious to us that early intervention makes a world of difference in where a child will end up.”
That’s why Hall, a Park City resident who created an organization dedicated to the early detection of dyslexia called the Ty & Karen Hall Charitable Foundation, is pleased to see the Park City School District institute a pilot reading program at McPolin Elementary School aimed at identifying struggling young readers and getting them the help they need…