Barbara T. Bowman, Erikson’s interim president for external affairs, spoke at a symposium at the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity in New Haven. The event, which also honored entertainer Harry Belafonte, was designed to promote awareness of dyslexia in communities of color through advocacy and education.

An article in the Hartford Guardian quoted from Bowman’s remarks, in which she noted that not enough resources are allocated to schools for dyslexia testing and intervention.

“It costs money for those tests and other interventions. And that’s why most students don’t get tested,” Bowman said. “And then next thing you know, they are out of school and haven’t been diagnosed.” She went on to say that more awareness of dyslexia will lead to more funding.

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