Kohima: Temjen Joy, additional chief secretary of Nagaland states that 20% of students who are suffering from dyslexia needs special attention and pressed upon the issue to recognize the seriousness of the affected children.
Speaking at a one-day workshop on “dyslexia,dyslexic,dyslexia symptoms,dyslexia test,what is dyslexia,symptoms of dyslexia,dyslexia (disease or medical condition),dyslexia help,dyslexia reading,dyslexia treatment,child dyslexia,about dyslexia,signs of dyslexia,do i have dyslexia,dyslexia at school,dyslexia simulation,dyslexia creativity,overcoming dyslexia,dyslexia in children,being dyslexic,british dyslexia association,what is it like to have dyslexia” organized by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in Kohima on Friday, Toy said it was unfortunate that many dyslectic children are branded as dumb and useless because of their inability to perform like other regular students of their age.
Toy refers to some famous international personalities like Tom Cruise, Salma Hayek, and Steve Job and said, “Despite all of them being dyslectic they could still shine in their lives as they receive the required attention at the right time.”
He also stressed upon the urgency of special attention and requirements for the people of Nagaland who are dyslectic.
Emphasizing on the number of percent higher in the state Toy urged from Naga people to join the movement against dyslexia.
He also said that such workshops enhance the confidence-building measures and serve the purpose to a larger extent.
The Chief Secretary made an appeal to the teachers to help in identifying children suffering from dyslexia and provide them with special attention. He also added that the state government is serious about the issue and trying to address it with more prominence.