Dyslexia and its Impact on Children’s Mental Health
This engaging and informative webinar, titled “Dyslexia and its Impact on Children’s Mental Health,” is designed to shed light on the multifaceted challenges faced by individuals with dyslexia, particularly focusing on the psychological aspects and their broader implications. Dyslexia, a common learning difficulty affecting reading, writing, and spelling, is not just a challenge of academic achievement but also deeply impacts the mental health and emotional well-being of those affected. The webinar aims to bring together parents, educators, therapists, and advocates to explore the complex interplay between dyslexia and mental health, offering insights, strategies, and support to better understand and empower individuals with dyslexia.
You will learn:
1. Early signs of Dyslexia and common associated challenges.
2. Strategies on how to academically support students with dyslexia.
3. Emotional and behavioral impacts of Dyslexia and how to help.
Date: Thursday | Feb 29th, 2024
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Dubai Time
1. To provide a comprehensive understanding of dyslexia, including its early signs and the common challenges associated with it. This objective focuses on demystifying dyslexia, offering a scientific and empathetic overview of its characteristics and the experiences of those who live with it.
2. To Highlight the Mental Health Impact and explore the emotional and psychological effects of dyslexia. This involves discussing how dyslexia can influence self-esteem, anxiety levels, social interactions, and overall mental health, emphasizing the need for awareness and sensitivity in addressing these issues.
3. To Empower with Strategies and equip participants with practical tools and strategies to support the emotional and behavioral development of individuals with dyslexia. This includes sharing resources and techniques for parents, educators, and therapists to build supportive networks and environments that foster resilience, confidence, and success.
4. To Foster a Supportive Community and encourage the formation of a collaborative and supportive community that can advocate for and assist individuals with dyslexia. This objective seeks to inspire collective action, sharing of best practices, and the development of effective advocacy strategies to enhance the well-being and educational outcomes for those with dyslexia.
5. To Promote Advocacy and Change and inspire participants to become advocates for change in the perception and treatment of dyslexia within educational systems and society at large. Highlighting the importance of policy changes, educational reforms, and societal awareness to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for individuals with dyslexia.
By achieving these objectives, the webinar aims to not only inform and educate but also to inspire action and change, making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals with dyslexia and their communities.
About the Speakers:
Joelle Najm is an accomplished Counseling Psychologist with over ten years of experience, specializing in mental health and wellbeing within educational settings. With a Master’s in Applied Psychology and a diverse background in languages, Joelle brings a unique perspective to counseling children, adolescents, and parents. She is certified in multiple therapeutic approaches. A fluent speaker of Arabic, English, and French, Joelle’s expertise encompasses a broad range of interventions aimed at fostering resilience and positive outcomes in both students and families.
Lina Hajar is an esteemed expert in Educational and Skills Development with over 20 years of experience, specializing in Special Education. Holding a Diploma with High Honors from the American University of Beirut and certified in the Orton Gillingham approach, she excels in supporting students with diverse learning needs, including ADHD and autism. Lina is dedicated to inclusive education, individualized learning plans, and multisensory learning strategies. An advocate for inclusion and fluent in English and Arabic, she empowers educators and parents with her knowledge and passion for accessible education.
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