Dyslexia help in Chinese

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SINGAPORE – When 12-year-old Ariel Mok was struggling with Chinese in primary school, she realised that it was linked to her dyslexia.

Ariel, who is now in Secondary 1, started taking Chinese classes at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) in Primary 5. She also went for Chinese remedial classes in school.

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Artists using dyslexia as a creative force

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Two artists have been brought together through their personal experiences of dyslexia for a new arts project.

Turnberry-based Mark Stoddart has been a designer for 30 years, while Angus Hepburn, from Angus, has been looking for ways to give his career a boost.

Stoddart, whose bronze sculptures are produced at an Edinburgh foundry, has offered to fund the production of one of Hepburn’s designs.

Dyslexia Scotland put the artists in touch with each other.

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A pediatrician’s role in dyslexia

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Recent articles and position statements have been calling for pediatricians to view literacy as a developmental domain and to participate in screening for future literacy concerns as early as preschool age.1-4 As a pediatrician, I agree wholeheartedly with one article’s statement that “The development of reading proficiency in childhood is a public health issue.”1 There is robust evidence linking lack of reading proficiency with school failure, negative impact on meaningful employment, increased risk of involvement in the criminal justice and welfare systems, as well as mental health consequences of reduced self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. As pediatricians we should be aware of and attempt to modify all of these negative outcomes by helping to identify risk factors for future reading disabilities and referring our struggling readers for further evaluation and remediation if available……….

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