DBC Manifesto: 4) Transform Dyslexia

Change meaning of dyslexia

We believe that the social construct of dyslexia will become meaningless if large numbers of ‘dyslexic’ people reconceptualise dyslexia to exist externally to themselves and overcome their experience of dyslexia difficulties.

DBC Manifesto: point 4

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Antonio 🙂

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How wonderful would it be if all people were supported and encouraged to develop their preferred and non-preferred natural mediums of expression rather than being forced to switch them off by a world that places great emphasis on the use of the artificial medium of expression, written language.


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