Dealing with Dyslexia

By on April 07, 2014
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REMEDIANA DIAS has taken it upon herself to increase awareness about the specific learning disability that can hinder even a bright student’s ability to progress. Her recent book, ‘UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA’ is a veritable guide on the subject for teachers and parents

Remediana Dias struggled to understand her students’ battle with learning, and ended up with an education of her own. Her initiation into teaching involved coping with the problems faced by students with dyslexia, a learning disability she herself knew very little about.

Travelling to the UK to study specific learning disabilities armed with knowledge and experience that led her towards writing ‘Understanding Dyslexia’, a book, which was published in December 2013 by Cinnamon Teal Publishing. She has also started an NGO, the Vision Education Society, in 2009 to provide training programmes to students.

Remediana Dias, who is now based in the UAE discusses how dyslexia changed her life and how she hopes to change the lives of others through her book.

On her book ‘Understanding Dyslexia’...
When I started teaching in Goa, I found many bright students who had some kind of learning difficulty, which was then a mystery to me. Some were frustrated because they knew they were bright but were unable to acquire skills in the three ‘Rs’ — reading, writing and arithmetic. Others had awful spelling work. They found things difficult to understand, and I found it hard to understand them because I was not aware of dyslexia. I needed strategies to cope with this in class and be more effective.

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