Today, October 8, the International Dyslexia Day. A date to sensitize people about one of the most common learning disorders that affects school-age children. For this reason, the City Council of Casares is going to illuminate prominent buildings in the municipality in turquoise blue tonight: the Casares Castle, the Secadero Mayor’s Office and the Casares Costa roundabout.
Dyslexia affects the reading and writing performance, affecting the academic performance of children and adolescents of school age, as well as job performance in adults.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 10% of the world’s population suffers from dyslexia. And dyslexic children, between the ages of 7 and 9, represent between 3 and 6% of the child population.
From the City Council of Casares, they affirm that the curricular content of the current educational system is based on learning, through reading, writing and memorization, “Generating marked conditions of inequality in children with dyslexia”, due to its difficulty in understanding and learning.