Why Does the Public Still View Dyslexics Like Aliens?

Mar 12, 2014 | About Dyslexia

Why does the public still view dyslexics as aliens

Why does the public still view Dyslexics like Aliens and fail to realise their talents?

I think that comes down to education. There is very little awareness in the general public, unless a member of their family is affected.

Teachers are not taught special education more than a few hours during their training. Not knowing what they deal with, and being overwhelmed with too many children and too many issues already, they cannot be blamed for feeling frustrated with these children. They are not allowed to use the ‘Dyslexic label’ either, at least here in Australia, where officially, Dyslexia has been removed from the diagnostic manuals…and replaced with a wide range of different labels with lots of acronyms: ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder), ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)…


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