07 Oct Dr. Shawn Robinson set to embark on 135-mile bike ride to raise funds for and awareness of dyslexia
By David Dahmer, Madison365
For the third year. the annual Dyslexia Awareness Ride will promote dyslexia awareness while raising money for the Children’s Dyslexia Center here in Madison. This year’s event, a bike ride from Oshkosh to Fitchburg, will take place on Friday, Oct. 7.
Dr. Shawn Robinson, a literacy educator, author, and advocate, is getting set to embark on a 135-mile journey from Oshkosh to Fitchburg. Robinson is partnering up with Wheel & Sprocket, a full-service local bike shop with 12 locations throughout Wisconsin.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Also called a reading disability, dyslexia is a result of individual differences in areas of the brain that process language. It is estimated that approximately 15% of people have dyslexia which equates to over 30 million adults in the United States. Read more …