All about Dyslexia
October is a special month, with several organisations setting it aside to promote a better understanding of dyslexia around the world. Some include the European Dyslexia Association’s World Dyslexia Awareness Day(6th October, 2022), British Dyslexia Association’s Dyslexia Awareness Week (3rd – 9th October 2022), and the International Dyslexia Association’s Dyslexia Awareness Month (October) and World Dyslexia Day (8th October, 2022).
Teaching and Enlightenment
To speak with us on the matter and spread awareness was Anita Nchat Kevin, founder of Amina Dyslexia Centre. A teacher with several years of experience, Anita was first introduced to dyslexia by her late cousin who was born with the learning difficulty. She would come to name her centre after cousin Amina who unfortunately succumbed to sickle cell anaemia and has extended her work to other learning difficulties as well. Afterall, it would be difficult to diagnose anything without knowledge of similar difficulties.
The centre’s founder effortlessly displayed her knowledge and dedication to the cause through the retelling of numerous situations she had witnessed. From mass ignorance and unprofessional care workers to parents afraid of stigma and schools refusing to create more inclusive environments.
Studies have proven that dyslexia and other learning difficulties aren’t truly disabilities at all, but just minds built differently from what humanity considers normal. This has given them unique perspectives and ways of interacting with the world. Something Anita has dubbed their superpower.
You can watch the full chat in the video below.
Spread the word
Despite covering such an important topic, the event was equal parts fun and educational. Attendees shared their own personal experiences dealing with the neurodivergent, and sought advice for how to better handle situations of denial and societal stigma.
She provided the audience with free handbooks and encouraged them to spread the awareness of learning difficulties to help the neurodivergent integrate into a welcoming society.
To learn more about Amina Dyslexia Centre or request a free consultation, reach out to them on social media through the following channels or on their website at;
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Website – https://aminadyslexiacenter.com/
See you next month.