Talk in Collaboration with the Malta Dyslexia Association: Dyslexia, Stress & Anxiety - Championing It
Would you run a race, with a pebble in your shoe? Many prefer not to, however, sometimes you do not have a choice. This is the metaphorical challenge people with a profile of Dyslexia face. On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, Rotaract Malta La Valette, thanks to Mrs Carmen Muscat, Chairperson of the Malta Dyslexia Association, explored how profiles of Dyslexia relate to education and psycho-social development. Over 35 attendees, including members from the Lino Spiteri Foundation, were present for this informative session.
Persons with a profile of Dyslexia may experience increased levels of anxiety and stress. This, however, is more likely to occur because of the way such profiles are understood. Despite all myths and misunderstandings, persons with a profile of Dyslexia can flourish in the right environment which offers adequate support and coaching. It is therefore of extreme importance that such profiles are understood to truly own, overcome and champion the challenge of Dyslexia. Research indicates that visualisation, brain training, memory enhancers and addressing neuroplasticity are effective in addressing the challenges faced.
At the end of the session, each attendee received a free copy of the book entitled 'd pebble in my shoe', which narrates the inspiring stories of eight teenagers who have run the examination race with a pebble in their shoe. This book was funded by the Erasmus+ project and is available from the Malta Dyslexia Association.
Rotaract Malta La Valette would like to thank Matilda's Cafe and Bistro for their collaboration in hosting this event.