About 16,000,000 children in China are at risk of dyslexia.
However, the public awareness of dyslexia among Chinese population is less than 1%.
These children encounter numerous challenges, including academic setbacks, despite their diligent efforts in studying and completing homework. They often struggle to achieve the desired outcomes, while facing a potential misunderstandings from teachers, classmates, and even their own parents. This misunderstanding may result in a perception of them as being less intelligent or less hardworking, significantly impacting their self-confidence and personal development. The absence of proper guidance and support exacerbates their feelings of helplessness.
Simultaneously, we have discovered that parents, being the closest individuals to their children, face their own vulnerabilities. Prolonged exposure to negative emotions can lead to mental health issues among parents, adding strain to family relationships. In many instances, parents willingly sacrifice their personal careers, dedicating their time and energy solely to the well-being of their children. These circumstances underline the immense importance of addressing the needs of both dyslexic children and their parents, ensuring comprehensive support for the entire family unit.
Dyslexia in Chinese
Dyslexia, a learning difficulty impacting an individual's reading, writing, and spelling abilities, is not linked to intelligence or vision impairments. Common indicators of dyslexia encompass slow reading and writing, skipping words or lines, reversing letters or numbers, and confusion with visually similar letters like 'b' and 'd'. Dyslexia can manifest diversely and vary in severity across individuals. However, the manifestation of dyslexia in the Chinese context presents some differences.