The Malta Independent 19 March 2019, Tuesday

PN calls for more resources for students with dyslexia

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 17:39 Last update: about 25 days ago

Nationalist Party Shadow Minister for Education Clyde Puli and MEP Francis Zammit Dimech have called for more resources for students to allow them to advance in their education, and more investment into teaching professions to allow for more people to go on the path of helping children suffering from dyslexia.

Puli said that the PN has begun the consultation process where it will be listening to parents, teachers, headmasters, groups, and professionals and will come up with a number of proposals in this sector.

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On the European front, Zammit Dimech said that he had led the European Charter for Dyslexia initiative and is working for this to also reflect the vision of the Maltese stakeholders and professionals.

Richard Broadbent, from the UK’s Dyslexia Institute, said that less than one percent of people with dyslexia were diagnosed and there was still a stigma and lack of awareness.

He added that technology can be of great benefit for people with dyslexia and it was important for the education system not to fail any boys or girls.

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