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Grundtvig Learning Partnership

The project aims to promote a proper understanding of dyslexia and to improve the awareness of the needs and rights of dyslexic people. This goal will be attained by using new and different tools, such as artistic and technological instruments, that are intended to have, among other things, an impact on public opinion.

PROJECT WEBSITE 

Project coordinator

Consorzio per la Promozione e Valorizzazione della Terra Impareggiabile di Salvatore Quasimodo, Italy

Partner countries

Denmark, Turkey, Italy, United Kingdom

Target group

Dyslexic learners and workers, general public

Objectives

  • Network and share good practice
  • Encourage dyslexic individuals to share their experiences
  • Develop promotional materials
  • Share information about new supportive technology
  • Share information about policy and rights supporting those with dyslexia

 

Project  description

Dyslexia is a learning difference which affects the learning process as regards reading , spelling, writing and, sometimes, numeracy. Problems regarding learning and working arise if dyslexia is not recognized, and/or if the management of it is inappropriate. In all European countries understanding of dyslexia and awareness of the needs and rights of dyslexic people is still inadequate. If the community views dyslexia as a learning difference which conveys a range of strengths and weakness, as do all learning styles, it will be more easily able to focus on inclusion, differentiation, support and rights. Acknowledging that dyslexia is a specific learning difference avoids serious consequences in academic and professional educational courses, as well as in the quality of life of dyslexic people. Dyslexia, if not identified and properly managed, could represent a social risk factor, given that it can be related to psychological problems, behavioural disorder and antisocial personality disorder. Actions directed at deepening the understanding of dyslexia will protect dyslexic people from psychopathological conditions and from social failure and breakdown.

The project aims to promote a proper understanding of dyslexia and to improve the awareness of the needs and rights of dyslexic people through the arts and tec

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