It's okay to be different!
Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects one’s ability to read, spell and write. 85% of dyslexics have reported being embarrased by their condition because they are often misunderstood to be stupid and lazy. Worst of all, the low self-esteem and anxiety they develop as a result of that persists into adulthood as dyslexia is a lifelong condition. I can attest to this because I am dyslexic myself and have experienced first-hand the lingering ill-effects of the childhood trauma. It is therefore imperative that the children learn to embrace their dyslexic condition while they are still young.
The aim of this project is to help dyslexic children between 7-10 years old understand and embrace their dyslexic condition. This will be done by working closely with the DAS (Dyslexia Association of Singapore) to dispel the negative connotations associated with this diagnosis. By helping them seperate fact from myths, we can help dyslexic children identify their strengths and weaknesses and in doing so, help them develop better self-confidence.