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Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016

This week - October 3rd to 9th - will be Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016. This week will not only be about awareness, but also about changing perceptions on what it means to be Dyslexic. 

  • Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people worldwide is Dyslexic and it is the most common learning disability on the planet. Still, many people’s views on Dyslexia are somewhat distorted or altogether incorrect.

Dyslexia has no bearing on IQ (intelligence quotient) and there are many individuals who struggle with this learning difficulty who have become very successful. Dyslexia encompasses a wide range of challenges and no two individuals have the exact same experiences with reading and writing. So, for instance, not everyone sees letters flip and reverse themselves, and not everyone with Dyslexia end up disliking reading, despite the challenge it presents to them.

Still, people with Dyslexia struggle every day with tasks related to reading and writing, which are plentiful in our information age. Everything from reading an email, to browsing a menu, to following directions, to reading instructions on a board game are all more difficult and time-consuming for people with Dyslexia.

It presents an even more stark challenge to our young people, where reading and writing encompasses pretty much all they do. In a typical day, a student may be asked to: read an article, work on a Maths word problem, write a lab report, follow instructions on a whiteboard and take notes from a powerpoint. In fact, many of the things a student will do in lessons involves reading or writing, so understanding and awareness of students that may encounter significant difficulty in that area is paramount.

This is something that we pride ourselves on at BIS: that we understand our students’ needs and provide a learning environment that does not limit potential. Our staff work closely with the Learning Support Department each day to ensure that such is the case.

This week, students at BIS HCMC will  learn the facts about Dyslexia, dispel many of the myths surrounding this learning difficulty, learn about well-known individuals with Dyslexia who overcame their limitations, experience what it would be like to decode like a Dyslexic person and share what they have learned at the end of the week with the world.

Please feel free to speak to your students about what they may have learned or what they may have experienced regarding Dyslexia. The more we share, the more we are aware.

Ian Young, Head of Learning Support at An Phu Secondary

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