Cardiff, 6 October 2022 (TDI): October 6th is commemorated as World Dyslexia Awareness Day around the world. According to Cardiff University, about 10 percent of the population is considered to be affected by Dyslexia.

Cardiff University aims to create a welcoming atmosphere; conducive to learning that encourages all students to pursue their studies as freely as possible.

World Dyslexia Day 2022 

On Thursday, as part of European Dyslexia Awareness Week, the European Dyslexia Association is pleased to announce the first-ever World Dyslexia Awareness Day.

The focus of the theme this year is on the obstacles that persons with learning disabilities need to overcome. Reading, writing, and spelling problems are generally brought on by the learning disability of dyslexia.

According to the European Dyslexia Association (EDA), this problem affects nine to twelve percent of the global population, regardless of culture or language.

It was first named “word blindness” by Adolph Kussmaul; a German physician and a leading clinician of his time, in 1877.

Importance of Dyslexia Awareness

It is crucial to identify learning disorders like dyslexia as soon as possible. The reading and writing skills of a pupil might be significantly impacted by dyslexia.

Moreover, students with dyslexia may encounter avoidable and persistent educational, social, and economic issues without these crucial language skills. Children frequently don’t experience dyslexia symptoms until they are in a classroom setting and holding a book.

Due to their impairment, people frequently need to read things aloud several times before it becomes clear. Furthermore, they have a similar problem with spelling, frequently mistyping the same word over.

Due to the additional effort required to catch up to their friends, dyslexic students often experience frustration, low self-esteem, and anxiety problems that can last well into adulthood.

Even though they have intelligence levels above average, dyslexic kids can experience difficulty in conventional learning. Special educators are trained to teach students with such learning disabilities.

Measures undertaken by Cardiff University to tackle Dyslexia

The University works with students who have a variety of physical and sensory disabilities. It also serves those who have particular learning challenges, autism spectrum disorders, chronic medical illnesses, and mental health issues.

Cardiff University aims to support students in realizing their full potential. Along with this ensuring that they receive the appropriate amount of assistance to make every part of their education accessible is also its aim.