Dyslexia to be identified as a disability in Pakistan

Dyslexia to be identified as a disability in Pakistan

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4 August 2022
Signatures: 323Next Goal: 500
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Started by Menahil Pervaiz

Reading is a gift and you do not realize this gift until you meet someone deprived or less blessed with this gift. Imagine being in a Chinese class where everyone can read from the textbook but for you, the letters do not speak they are all just gibberish. That is how a child with Dyslexia feels in Pakistan however, he is labeled as rather lazy, stupid, dumb, and much more. Not knowing a foreign language is supposed to be okay though no? How often has each of us accommodated people who were unfamiliar or excelled in our local language? If helping them is okay why deprive these children of the help they need? My aim with this petition is for Dyslexia to be accepted as a disability in Pakistan and for the government to take the following basic actions in all schools.

Firstly, the children should not be asked to be enrolled in special schools for abnormal children because Dyslexia is a disability, not an abnormality and there is a fine line between the two.

Secondly, small accommodations that can help children that also fit into the school's budget are:

  • oral tests wherever possible like for MCQs, fill in the blanks, Match the column, etc.
  • eradicating reading for these children in front of the whole class because that shatters their self-esteem which can lead to depression which affects the quality of life which in turn affects the whole household creating unrest in the whole society.
  • giving them more time to take tests.
  • teachers can record their lessons and send them to parents so the child can revise and learn better.

According to the latest statistics, around 34% or 12 million children need help so on behalf of all those I urge you to sign this petition and give them the help they deserve.

Every child is special and every child matters, not to forget Dyslexic children might have higher IQ (proved in many cases) than other children. 

every child deserves love and every child MATTERS. 

 

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