We are celebrating Everybody Counts Week this week, February 26-March 2. Everybody Counts Week is an interactive and educational disability awareness program that helps our students get to know the people behind disabilities. The program is designed to allow our students to experience both the feelings and challenges of coping with a wide range of disabilities in order to foster within them a respect for diversity.
The focus of Everybody Counts Week this year is “Learning Differences.” With organized performances, prayers, and videos, PTA organizers are working to help students understand such learning differences as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism in order to illustrate how everyone learns in different ways, and teach how each student's strengths are important to our community and our world as a whole.
Thank you to our speakers this year:
Dr. Jodi Hugues, Psy. D, LCSW, Licensed Psychologist to present on ADHD
Jill E. MacNiven, M.Ed.,Kentucky Certified Special Education Teacher & Orton Gillingham Reading Tutor and Teacher to present on Dyslexia
In addition to presentations, a daily prayer and short video on related topics will be shared on WHTS. Thank you to our wonderful PTA volunteer organizers who have made this week successful!