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- The World Dyslexia Awareness Day is observed every year on 8th October to shed light on dyslexia, a learning difference that affects millions of individuals worldwide.
- Dyslexia is a common learning disorder that affects a person’s ability to read and write properly. Skills such as reading and writing fluently are an area of challenge for those who have dyslexia.
- Persons with Dyslexia might struggle with reading, writing, vocabulary, and tasks that require hand-eye coordination.
- World Dyslexia Day aims to promote inclusivity, access to education, and the implementation of effective strategies to support individuals with dyslexia in their learning endeavors.
- The theme for this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Day is Uniquely You.
- Treatment for dyslexia should focus on the specific learning problems of affected individuals.
- Generally, treatment includes modifying teaching methods and the educational environment to meet the specific needs of the individual with dyslexia.
- The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, is the nodal department to look after all the development agenda of Persons with Disabilities in the country.
- With the vision to create awareness about Dyslexia among the masses, the Department is observing World Dyslexia Day today, through the institutions associated with it by conducting various events across the country.