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Flexible curriculum helps dyslexic kids: Expert
Madras Dyslexia Association, an organisation that helps dyslexic children by providing remediation techniques organised a Symposium on Concessions and Exemptions for Specific Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia).
Speaking at the symposium, the chief guest Dr Jayanthi Narayan, former Deputy Director of National Institute of Mental Health, reiterated the importance of the role of a qualified special educator and their vital role in identifying a child with a learning difficulty, designing a suitable intervention programme and this should be available in all schools to support regular teachers.
According to him, a flexible curriculum, use of universal design for learning and differentiated instruction is a vital step.
An inclusive education will provide the right environment for these children and help them to realise their potential. Dyslexia, otherwise known as specific learning disability, is prevalent among one in every six school going children.
The programme was attended by parents with children are dyslexic, schools, administrators, counsellors and special educators.