Dyslexic Children: The Need for Parents Awareness
Athira Amira Abd Rauf, Maizatul Akmar Ismail, Vimala Balakrishnan, Khalid Haruna

Dyslexia is a life-term disability which can affect both children and adults. Studies show that dyslexic children face many difficulties in their educational interactions and social surroundings. Also, they suffer from frustrations and low self-esteem because of the lack of achievements, particularly in academics, which may affect their long-term life opportunities. Parents‟ awareness about dyslexia and its impact on their children is imperative in ensuring sustainable development of the children. Thus, parents need to be made aware of their children conditions as early as possible so that appropriate intervention could be taken, for the wellbeing of both parties. In this paper, we examined the awareness level of parents with dyslexic children, in Malaysian context. The results indicate the need to promote parents awareness and to provide a support system in dealing with children with dyslexia.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v7n2a12