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A trained facilitor of the Davis Dyslexia Correction program is creating awareness about dyslexia by training schoolteachers on how to spot dyslexic kids therefore reducing the trauma the children face.
Manisha Shah who is a certified instructor of the Davis Dyslexia Correction program goes to schools training the teachers on the characteristics of dyslexia, how to spot and handle dyslexic kids.
“I want to create awareness of the lerning disorder in Kenya because many people do not know about it“, said Manisha Shah. The Davis Dyslexia Correction program is an international program that teaches on how to handle dyslexic children.
Dyslexia affects 10-15% of school going kids but for most children it goes unnoticed.
“In government schools for instance where children are so many in a classroom such kids are left behind and labelled slow learners when in fact they are suffering from dyslexia,” remarked Manisha who works at Dyslexia Africa.
Teachers have welcomed these trainings and even cited improvement.
“They better understand the need to be aware of dyslexia because it helps them spot the learning disorder earlier therefore a child is not put through the stress of having to constantly repeat classes or change schools,” noted Manisha.
The classes are usually done at the request of Manisha's clients but she is comfortable with going to other schools that may benefit from her teaching.