Dyslexia does not mean a lower IQ

Esther Muchiri Wamai, the Principal of Kenya Community Centre for Learnig (KCCL) in Roysambu, Nairobi during an interview at her office on October 15, 2015. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL

What you need to know:

  • Dyslexia is not a sign of low intelligence, rather it is a condition that affects the way the brain processes information that comes in form of written or spoken words.
  • So far, the government has integrated autism units in some schools. But there is no learning support, which is a critical component as these learners require help within and out of class. Teacher training colleges have not adopted dyslexia and other learning disabilities as part of their training programme. 

Most times, children with dyslexia are defined by their reading inabilities However, this is not so for Sammy Kamande.

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