Dyslexia Malaysia Association holds Malaysia Day celebration
KUALA LUMPUR - Dyslexia Malaysia Association (DMA) launches Malaysian Day celebration with the objective to raise funds and create awareness for the dyslexic communities especially among children.
The event was officiated by former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam with the support of Kuala Lumpur, Kajang and Selayang Hospitals as well as Putrajaya Paediatrics and Psychiatry Division Dr Tengku Nur Aqilah Binti Tengku Nik as DMA’s volunteer advisor.
Musa said dyslexic children should be given more attention as people often stigmatise them as ‘unintelligent’ when instead they were an extraordinary group.
“There are a lot of research and study in this field which showed that the way to handle them is through a specific education and it requires a lot of patience,” he said at the DMA’s Malaysia Day Celebration today.
Musa said this was when the modern solution came to play to help the children get the recognition they deserved.
“The use of digital science and artificial intelligence should be related to this issue as we need to implement them in the teaching and learning process of the children.
“It requires the community, the government and the relevant authority to influence the education system of the dyslexic children with the latest outlook,” he said.
When asked about government’s intervention to help the community after claims that assistance to the group was insufficient, Musa however refused to comment.
“I do not want to comment on the government’s aid as it needs to be looked into and I do not want this group to pressure the government to provide assistance as I found out that there was assistance but was very small,” he said.
This, he said was because priority was given to the person with disabilities (PwD) group
“For me, it should not be like that as these dyslexic children have more potential to strive and we should not combine PwD and dyslexia since they are two different conditions which require special treatment and training,” he said.