Bhagyalaxmi Health & Education Society
Bhagyalaxmi’s Teacher Training Program
Experts at Bhagyalaxmi teach the teachers on how to identify the dyslexic students so that these teachers along with our volunteers can visit the schools and identify the affected students. Early diagnosis is important. So far we have visited 15 schools and identified 650 students affecting from dyslexia and suggested them with their parents the required treatment.
It is pertinent to mention that by and large there has been little or no awareness about the disease called dyslexia. Symptoms are not easily discernible. But our survey and research has revealed that on an average in any school some student will be identified and detected on examination and test. Teacher and parents also may not be aware of this fact. Even the students who may have this infirmity may not be aware and many not be experiencing tangible effecgs for theselves. In view of this our society has paid special attention to this problem and we have been visiting schools to eucate and enlighten teachers on this infirmity which relates of loss of vision in one eye while the other eye is normal. This may happen in case of some students if not all up to the age of 9.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.
It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
- Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, spelling, and writing difficulty.
- 70-80% of all people with poor reading skills are likely to be dyslexic.
- 1 in 5 students or approximately 15-20% of the population have a language based learning disability and dyslexia is the most common of these disabilities.
- Dyslexia is non-discriminating – IT affects nearly the same number of males as females. It affects the same amount of people within ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds.
- 75% of the students that show difficulty with basic reading skills early in school can be helped to overcome these difficulties. While not all of these students are Dyslexic, many are.