WHAT WE DO
No one should feel alone in school…one size of learning does not fit all. We support and encourage inclusive quality education
The African Dyslexia Organisation focuses a lot of its efforts on creating awareness across the continent in order to curb the stigma attached to the condition, empower parents and educators with the tools and resources needed to educate the general public on dyslexia as a learning disorder.
We are determined to send a strong message to the continent that “Dyslexia is a learning difference and one size does not fit all. We push for parents and teachers to nurture each young person as someone with a unique way of thinking, learning, and interacting with the world.
Since people with dyslexia face additional challenges in the area of reading and writing, it is important to be especially sensitive to these individual differences, as they can gravely affect academic, social, and emotional aspects of a person’s life and that is why we push for a well-informed populace.
- Organise informational and training workshops
- Dyslexia conference
- Providing dyslexia screening and assessment
- Publishing books on dyslexia
For many dyslexic children the one-size-fits-all approach of traditional classrooms doesn’t work and can leave them feeling frustrated, singled out and upset. This experience can affect the whole family and they may be left feeling helpless with little choice.
With a proper understanding of the complexities of dyslexia, dyslexic individuals, their parents, and teachers will begin to appreciate that their unique learning challenges are often coupled with immense strengths.
As an organisation we facilitate programs that allow educators to see the student as a whole person; complete with individual strengths and learning preferences. We work closely with the student to build an understanding of their specific needs, and identify support for their learning and wellbeing. We do this by providing:
- Online course for teachers and parents.
- Providing Certified training to teachers
- Train a trainer program for Teachers
Apart from the crippling effects that dyslexia has in the classroom, people with this condition often suffer diminished social and emotional wellbeing. Their suffering is multiplied if on top of it they are not well taught.
That is not to say that the science on the condition is settled. In fact, there are still many unanswered questions and sadly, a lot of room for misinterpretation and misleading answers.
We advocate for equitable distribution of educational resources, special learning programs and accommodative practices to enable children will dyslexia a fair opportunity at life in addressing inclusive education with the Ministries of Education and all stakeholders in Africa.
We provide real-time mentorship to children with dyslexia and every stakeholder in the wellbeing and upbringing of said children.
We are building a decentralised network of resources, thought leaders, high networth individuals, educational institutions and government agencies.
We are one of Africa’s leading Consultants in the area of evidence based and custom-tailored solutions for all educators and parents alike.