The Virginia Branch of The International Dyslexia Association
The Virginia Branch of The International Dyslexia Association
 

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As a kid, Joe Oley didn't exactly shine as a student. He read poorly, worked slowly and struggled mightily. He got in trouble for forging his parents' signatures on detention slips and twice appeared before his school's disciplinary board. He wasn't good in school or sports, so other kids viewed him with something less than respect. Teachers called him "lazy." He felt stupid. Roughly three decades later, you could say things turned out OK for Oley: He earned a doctorate in pharmacy, and he is president of Westbury Pharmacy. On Thursday, as part of Dyslexia Awareness Month, Oley, 40, will tell his story at a public program at New Community School, 4211 Hermitage Road. New Community is one of two Richmond area schools; Riverside School is the other that focus on teaching students with dyslexia. That's a lot of kids struggling in school and a lot of parents struggling to understand why their kids are struggling. "It's sad because there are many parents who don't know what to do," said Nancy Foy, head of school at New Community. "I had to work twice as hard … and the same is true today," he said. "When I'm doing pharmacy work, I've got to stop and read it, then read it again. It takes me longer, but I know it's right." Oley recognized traits of dyslexia in his son, and he's glad it was identified early. The longer it goes without proper diagnosis, the more emotional baggage a child can pick up along the way. "I want him to embrace his dyslexia because if you ignore it or try to hide it or pretend then you're never really going to move past it," Oley said. "Once you embrace it and get the right help, you know who you are, you know what you are, now move forward."


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Is it time for you to get rid of that older car?

Now, your used vehicle can help support IDA's vital work and outreach to remediate dyslexia!

IDA's National Car Donation Program is a charitable contribution plan that enables you to turn in your used car, van or truck and know that the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will support dyslexia awareness, outreach and remediation at a national level as well as activities and outreach directly at the Branch level right in your own community. Read more at IDA!

 

 

IDA is the leading resource for individuals with dyslexia, their families, teachers, and educational professionals around the world. Since we are a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia, we encourage you to join our mission and become a member. You will receive regular information about managing dyslexia, access to an international network of professionals in the field, discounts on conferences fees and publications from our Online Store, quarterly and biannual publications, and affiliation with your Local Branches opening a gateway to a learning community of other individuals sharing our mission. Disclaimer The International Dyslexia Association, IDA, doesn't recommend or endorse any individual, business, school or program.

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