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Finding Heroes with Dyslexia  The Straits Times Forum 18 Sep 2014 
938LIVE Breakfast Club - Talk with Mr Lee Siang  938LIVE 17 Sep 2014 
     
     

If you wish to know more about Embrace Dyslexia or are interested in working with us, please contact us at info@das.org.sg

Outside of Singapore, there is much news about people with dyslexia and their journey towards embracing it.

The Perks of Being Dyslexic - Seeing a Different Way and Solving The World's Big Problems Dyslexic Advantage Blog 
Dyslexic spies: There are benefits worth waiting for  The Independant 
Keira Knightley shares her battle with dyslexia  Longevity Live 
Dyslexia isn't a disability, it's just being a little different  Telegraph Belfast 
Dyslexia Action: Denied and Delayed Huffington Post 
Committee explores dyslexia research, educational opportunities Ripon Advance 
Illinois puts more focus on dyslexia Chicago Parent 
Video starring dyslexic firefighters is a hit with campaigners ITV News 

 


Featuring a story from CLEARLY DIFFERENT.

ERIN KHOO - IT IS A GREAT TIME TO BE DYSLEXIC

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“I have always stood out, even before attending kindergarten and frustrating my teachers by not understanding numbers and how certain letters were meant to face. I remember being held behind in kindergarten because I didn’t know how to fill out an addition table. I recognised a pattern and worked from there: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, then 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, etc., but this was not how my teachers wanted me to complete the task. They were trying to make me understand after 10, it was 11, then 12, etc. All the teachers gathered around, one by one trying to explain how addition worked. And I, sitting in silence, alone, with adults on the verge of shouting at me, upset.

I always found my past poor ability to read, write and comprehend a minor detail; what was the big deal with a few incorrect letters? The meaning is still present. Now, thanks to technology, the minor details can be taken care of: auto-correct, voice recognition, typing and artificial intelligence have solved or will solve all these pattern recognition problems. It is a great time to be dyslexic. Having said that, this doesn’t give anyone the licence to be lazy. I used that card many times and it doesn’t help you.

Thank you, Uncle George, the father of my best friend, Ajit Abraham, who lived next door to me at Jalan Kasau. Thank you for reaching out to experts around the world and speaking your mind about finding a better way to help.

You planted the seed which has become the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, an organisation that has touched the lives of thousands of kids who might have otherwise pretended to finish reading just so they wouldn’t be last again.”

Mr Erin Khoo

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