Help teachers and parents understand why and how children struggle with dyslexia so
- parents can recognize that their children who struggle in school may have dyslexia and arrange to have their child evaluated
- teachers can recognize dyslexia in their students when they struggle with reading and spelling and writing, and use proven teaching methods that will help these students
- children and teens understand that their peers with dyslexia struggle in school and that bullying them is hurtful and damaging
How can you help? Share NQT – Never Quit Trying – with everyone- teachers, parents, kids. Buy NQT bracelets at The Dyslexia Foundation website. Go to nqt.org for your bracelets and to learn more about dyslexia.
Your support will enable The Dyslexia Foundation (TDF) to offer the annual Harvard Medical School Conferences to all teachers and parents for free, at Harvard Medical School or via simulcast, so the most current ways to evaluate and teach individuals who struggle with dyslexia and related learning issues are placed in the hands of people who need it so desperately – parents, teachers, and individuals with dyslexia.
“Dyslexia might have made things more challenging
but it didn’t stop me
and the challenge made me stronger.”
Bella has never quit trying – let’s help all kids with dyslexia continue to try – with the help of their parents and teachers. You can help all kids to NQT!
A Biography of Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne, star of the hit Disney Channel original series Shake It Up has sky rocketed to fame with her tween/teen fans playing aspiring dancer ‘Cece Jones’. Shake It Up originally premiered with 6.2 million viewers. In January 2012 Thorne and her Shake It Up co-star Zendaya Coleman starred in the Disney Channel movie of the week Frenemies which premiered with 4.7 million viewers. The triple threat now expands her talent in the music arena with her first solo single TTYLXOX which was included on the Shake It Up soundtrack and not only making it on the Billboard 100 charts but has sold over 300,000 singles to date. Thorne has been topping the charts at Radio Disney this year with Bubblegum Boy and recently collaborated with IM5 (brought together by American Idol’s Simon Fuller, celeb blogger Perez Hilton, and tour producer Jamie King) with the single Can’t Stay Away.
Thorne was recently the spokesperson for the Staples and Dosomething.org Campaign for the back to school season and she shared her story on how she overcame dyslexia in Disney Channel’s “The Time I…(Dyslexia)” which was nominated for a 2012 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime Program. This year Bella was nominated for “Favorite TV Actress” for the ALMA Awards and won for her recent IMAGEN Awards nomination for “Best Young Actress/Television.” Danimals is continuing their Sprouse Twins’s campaign and currently added Thorne to their successful commercial campaign.
Florida native, Bella began her career in the world of modeling. She has been a spokesperson for Texas Instruments, the face of major brands and designers such as Ralph Lauren, H&M, Guess, Limited’s Justice, GAP, and Aldo. With an irresistible draw and mesmerizingly innocent gaze, modeling comes naturally, who, with a head tilt and wink, has graced covers of many national and international catalogs covers while appearing in over 60 commercials worldwide.
Thorne who is no stranger to television she has had starring roles on previous hit series such as HBO’s drama Big Love as Bill Paxton’s free spirited daughter ‘Tancy (Teenie) Henrickson’. She has also worked alongside Christian Slater as his daughter in NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy, Billy Baldwin’s Dirty, Sexy Money and Cheryl Hines’ daughter on In the Motherhood. Thorne’s film credits include psychological thriller Forget Me Not as the bullied, revengeful, orphaned ‘Angela’ opposite Cody Linely.
The youngest of four in her family (sisters Dani and Kaili and brother Remy), Bella has worked diligently to overcome a slew of personal tragedies such as the loss of her father in a vehicular accident in 2007 and shortly after her grandmother passed away. Thorne has also overcome her dyslexia which caused her to be bullied at school, and is currently the Global Ambassador for StompOutBullying, a cause that is near and dear to her heart. Thorne still a kid herself enjoys lending her name to many children’s charities on her down time. Bella has worked through all her struggles by immersing herself in her craft and has more than proven to her siblings, friends and the industry that she is a force to be reckoned with.
When Thorne is not busy acting she can be found hanging out with her friends and family, playing with her pets (2 dogs and 3 cats).