Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2019)
Exploring the level of awareness of dyslexia among private school teachers
Author(s): Dr. Sohail Ahmed Ansari, Fatima Memon, Iqra Khan
Abstract: Dyslexia is a neurological learning disorder, most commonly prevailed in school children that cause difficulties in reading, poor spelling and comprehending capabilities. Since it lacks physically visible signs and symptoms, therefore it is difficult to recognize the victims of this disability. The children, who are not diagnosed at an early stage, have to face many problems in their social life and thus, can undergo frustrations, inferiority complex and embarrassment due to failure of accomplishment, specifically in academics. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the methods, teachers can apply to recognize students with Dyslexia as well as to find out the solution they can use to overcome the problems victims experience in the classroom. For this purpose data was collected through purposive sampling from 20 participants of four private schools; five primary teachers from each school of district Shaheed Benazirabad. A questionnaire was designed to get a perception of teachers regarding dyslexia in school children. The results indicated that sixteen teachers had never heard the term Dyslexia. Only four teachers knew about the disability but they had shallow knowledge which shows that there is a lack of awareness among school teachers.