The month of October is dedicated to Dyslexia across the globe.
What is Dyslexia? How does it affect a dyslexic daily?
Dyslexia is a type of specific learning difficulty identifiable as a developmental difficulty of language learning and cognition. It is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. It can occur in people coming from all backgrounds and intellectual levels.
What is so often taken for granted like going around with daily routines, a simple act such as taking a newspaper to read could prove to be a daunting task for a dyslexic.
Based on an international research conducted and shared by Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), dyslexia affecting Singaporeans falls within the international range of 4% to 10% of the population. It is a lifelong condition with no cure because it is not a disease but with the appropriate reading specialist and therapeutic trainer, a dyslexic can successfully learn to read (and even to spell). It is a condition that does not limit one’s success in life as supporting organisations of Dyslexia around the world shows a strong link between entrepreneurs and dyslexia.
Today in Club Rainbow (Singapore), about 1% of our beneficiaries diagnosed with dyslexia are recommended by doctors through our satellite offices in KKH (Kandang Kerbau Hospital) and NUH (National University Hospital). Through the efforts of our teams from Social Work and Client Services, beneficiaries will have access to different types of therapy and our core services depending on their overall medical condition. Cases of dyslexia without other chronic or rare illnesses will be referred to Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS).
Sources: Dyslexia Association of Singapore, Austin Learning Solutions, Dyslexic Advantage