The Instant Reader™ (IR) joins the international community of experts, parents, and educators that bring forward the welfare of children and adults with dyslexia.
Up to this day, myths and lack of awareness continue to tarnish what difficulties dyslexics face. Affecting one in every five people, dyslexia crosses racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. Additionally, it can occur in people across different levels of intelligence, hence IR’s tagline in its advocacy for dyslexics: “Your Child Is Not Bobo.”
Dyslexics learn differently. They are faced with a difficulty in learning to read and interpreting symbols the same way that all people face difficulty with at least one subject matter or task (e.g., Mathematics, fixing electrical outlets, using correct grammar). Moreover, their difficulty is in no way the end of their story; dyslexia can be overcome, and dyslexics can definitely learn to read!
their difficulty is in no way the end of their story; dyslexia can be overcome, and dyslexics can definitely learn to read!
While most people perceive that dyslexia gives affected people a disadvantage, several pieces of research would tell of strengths. These strengths may include skills in problem-solving, lateral thinking, verbal communication, creativity, and many others. Having dyslexia doesn’t mean lacking potentials. In fact, many well-known successful people admit to being dyslexic.
This month, join us in spreading awareness, dispelling myths, and supporting the wellbeing of people with dyslexia. We invite you to share facts, correct misconceptions, and pause for a moment to think about your classmates, peer, or relatives who seem to struggle a lot when reading.
There you go!
Those people you thought of?
They’re capable of more.
Dyslexia Support Services and Educational Resources. The Advantages of Being Dyslexic.
Accessed 25 September 2018.
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative. Accessed 25 September 2018.