Dyslexia is a neurobiological difference characterized by unique strengths in areas such as creativity, problem-solving, spatial reasoning and holistic thinking, alongside challenges in reading, writing, spelling and other language processing.
Unlocking Dyslexia's Hidden Talents: Embracing the Power of Strengths seeks to shed light on dyslexia strengths. While dyslexia is often associated with challenges, it is essential to recognize and celebrate the hidden talents and strengths that individuals with dyslexia possess.
The dialogue will provide a platform to explore and promote the positive aspects of dyslexia, highlighting the unique abilities, skills, and perspectives of dyslexic individuals.
- Create awareness: Raise awareness about dyslexia and challenge the prevailing misconceptions by focusing on the strengths and capabilities of individuals with dyslexia.
- Celebrate strengths: Explore the various strengths associated with dyslexia, such as creativity, problem-solving skills, spatial reasoning, visual thinking, and entrepreneurial mindset.
- Promote inclusion: Advocate for inclusive educational and work environments that embrace the strengths of dyslexic individuals and provide the necessary support and accommodations.
- Share best practices: Share successful strategies, interventions, and accommodations that can be implemented in schools, workplaces, and communities to empower dyslexic individuals and harness their strengths.
- Foster collaboration: Facilitate collaboration and networking opportunities among educators, researchers, professionals, parents, and dyslexic individuals to exchange ideas and experiences
- Empowerment: Empower participants to identify and harness dyslexic strengths.
The 3rd Africa Dyslexia Dialogue, Unlocking Dyslexia's Hidden Talents: Embracing the Power of Strengths will be held as an online event on the 4th of November 2023. It is a dialogue for educators, policymakers, businesses, professionals, families and individuals. It is designed to explore dyslexia from personal and neurological progressive approaches.
- Increased awareness and understanding of dyslexic strengths among participants.
- Creation of a network of educators, researchers, professionals, and dyslexic individuals for ongoing collaboration and knowledge exchange.
- Empowerment of dyslexic individuals through the recognition and celebration of their strengths.
- Dissemination of research findings, advancements, and successful case studies related to dyslexia strengths.