DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION OF SINGPORE (DAS) IS SET TO ENCOURAGE GREATER ACTION IN HELPING DYSLEXICS WITH THE LAUNCH OF EMBRACE DYSLEXIA CAMPAIGN
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that makes it very difficult for people to read, write and/or spell. It has nothing to do with the person’s intelligence. Often, weaknesses may be seen in areas such as language development, memory and sequencing. Having dyslexia does not mean that your child’s ability to learn is below average.
In fact, many people with dyslexia are smart and motivated to learn. But not being able to read well can make many areas of learning a problem. Dyslexia describes a different kind of mind, sometimes gifted and productive, that learns differently.
The EMBRACE DYSLEXIA campaign seeks to debunk common misconceptions about dyslexia, encourage dyslexic people to embrace their learning differences and to call on organisations to take greater action in helping dyslexics by working with DAS.
The Embrace Dyslexia campaign is officially launched on 19 November 2014 where it will commences with a seminar and a dinner with Thomas West, a world-renowned author of influential books on dyslexia. The Embrace Dyslexia campaign will also feature a series of outreach activities such as the Hugs drive on Facebook which aims to increase awareness of DAS.
The EMBRACE DYSLEXIA campaign will be launched officially on 19 November 2014 with a Dinner with Thomas West at Traders Hotel, followed by the Seminar which will be held on Thursday 20th November 2014 at NTUC Auditorium.
The Embrace Dyslexia Seminar includes topics such as:-
- A New World Shaped by Dyslexics – Seeing what others do not see,
- Dyslexia in High Education – useful iOS Apps,
- Goal setting success,
- The Power of Dyslexic Visual Thinkers with computer date visualization.
The Seminar will start at 9:00 am on Thursday, 20 November and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
The Seminar ends with a Question & Answer panel (including all Seminar speakers) and will finish at 5.30 pm on Thursday, 20 November.
DETAILS: For more information about the seminar and Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), please visit das.org.sg/embrace-dyslexia/about-embrace-dyslexia. GIVEAWAY : PRESCHOOL SEMINAR 2015 HOSTED BY DAS Related articles