At grade 10 Oren was the most talented at my math class. His teachers knew he was dyslexic and very clever. At grade 10 I got a phone call from his mother, Oren was expelled from math. Today, though, Oren is a computer programmer and works in Hi-Tech. In the process of helping Oren to overcome the lack of understanding at the school system, we accumulated a lot of knowledge and started helping more dyslexics. Amongst those were dyslexic college students who felt that their previous 12 years of school were a kind of waste. Only now, at their special program at the college, they found teachers who knew how to teach them successfully. They asked us to “do something” for the next generations too. This is how the organization was established in 2001 with the partnership of a dyslexic mother of three dyslexic children, who experienced the obstacles, the mental burden, and the high financial cost it took in promoting dyslexics. Dyslexic students and parents joined us. In 2003 we built a website, aimed to propagate knowledge about the positive sides of dyslexia. Knowledge was already available in English but not in Hebrew. At the same time, we opened a small learning center, helping dyslexics with reading, writing, math and studies strategies. We teach pupils at all levels. Their achievements in school and in the matriculation exams are definitely encouraging us in keeping up our work. The recent good news, that provided an uplift in the organization’s work, is the new book, “The Dyslexic Advantage” (2011) by B.L.&F.F.Eide. This book analyzes scientifically the uniqueness of the dyslexic brain, which is on one hand responsible for their disadvantages, yet grants them with unique capabilities and potential. The Eide couple emphasizes the advantages by quoting statistical findings, demonstrating that the percentage of dyslexics in the technology professions and in computer programming is significantly higher than the percentage in the general population.
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שימו לב: שמות מייסדי העמותה לקוחים מתוך מסמכי הייסוד של העמותה כפי שנכתבו בעת הקמתה, והם אינם בהכרח חברי העמותה בהווה.לקבלת מידע בדבר נושאי המשרה העדכניים בעמותה (כגון חברי ועד, מנכ"ל וכו') ניתן לעיין במידע הנמצא בתיק העמותה במשרדי רשם העמותות או ב ''דוח המילולי' הנמצא בתפריט ’מסמכים ואישורים’ באתר זה.
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