Richardson ISD will host Dyslexia Parent Night on Oct. 4 to help educate parents about the learning disorder.

The event will be held at the Professional Development Center, 701 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, from 6:30-8 p.m. RISD dyslexia therapists will explain what intervention programming the school district uses, according to a press release. Layne Pethick with the Region 10 Education Service Center, an agency that supports public schools throughout Texas, will make a presentation titled “Understanding Brain Research for Better Literacy Outcomes.”

According to a district release, October is dyslexia awareness month, and RISD is seeking to recognize the talents of students with dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by challenges identifying speech sounds and learning how to connect them to letters and words, according to the Mayo Clinic. Its chief symptoms include difficulties with spelling, reading, pronunciation of words and processing auditory information.

According to the district, dyslexia teachers at RISD provide daily teachings to students from kindergarten through high school while working with their unique learning styles.

The event listing can be seen here.