The seventh edition of the National Dyslexia Week will be held from 3 to 9 October 2022, organized by AID Associazione Italiana Dyslexia in conjunction with the European Dyslexia Awareness Week, promoted by the European Dyslexia Association (EDA).
In a consolidated appointment to spread awareness on dyslexia and other Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) and to promote the knowledge of the most effective methodologies to face and manage them.
“For a world without labels: inclusion and innovation” is the title chosen for this edition and the fil rouge of an articulated program of free training and awareness raising events throughout the country, organized locally by hundreds of volunteers from over 60 sections provincial AID, in collaboration with public bodies, the third sector and schools.
The common goal is to promote all-round inclusion, to reiterate that effective tools for people with SLD are useful for bringing out everyone’s talent, not only in the school environment but in all life contexts.
“Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) have an impact on the school and work path of millions of people, who can compensate for their difficulties through strategies and tools adapted to their learning style. – says Andrea Novelli, President of AID Associazione Italiana Dyslexia – Thanks to the contributions deriving from scientific research and the application of inclusive teaching strategies, in recent decades important progress has been made in the management of SLD; however, it is necessary to continue in the dissemination action to allow people with these neuro-diversities to bring out their full potential “.
The focus of the event will concern the need to find new ways and strategies that embrace the different learning needs of each, according to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a way of planning and managing educational practice aimed at meeting the different learning methods, starting from the assumption that each individual learns in a different way, with the aim of guaranteeing equal opportunities for educational success to all.
Throughout Italy, dozens of cities are involved in the National Dyslexia Week, with a full calendar of seminars and meetings (online and face-to-face), distributed widely from north to south and across the islands.
Among the main events we point out in Turin the round table entitled “Inclusion and work: rights and opportunities”, which will take place on Thursday 6 October 2022 from 2.15 to 5.30 pm, at Intesa Sanpaolo’s Gallerie d’Italia, with the aim of bringing to the attention of the actors concerned the issue of SLD in the world of work, and the mandatory regulations, reflecting together on the role of the actors involved – institutions, trade unions, company representatives, network of employment services, etc. – and the opportunities for creating value for businesses
Digital innovation will be at the center of the event on Saturday 8 October in Prato, at Officine Giovani: the regional day “Digital Learning” will be held from 9 to 17, organized by the AID section of Prato in collaboration with the School Office regional and the Municipality of Prato. Thirty-five schools of all levels in Prato and other Tuscan provinces involved in this event, which aims to be a real celebration of school and the family, with training, information and workshops for children and teenagers aimed at stimulating a inclusive education and promoting the well-being of people through the use of digital technologies. Special guest of the day the actor, writer and director Giampaolo Morelli, protagonist of the well-known television series “Inspector Coliandro” and former host of Le Iene; who will share his personal history of dyslexia as a proactive stimulus for the boys.
On Saturday 8 October, from 9.30 to 12.30, “On the other side of the chair” will be held in Rome. How does one hour of class work? Teachers will become students to try out different technological tools aimed at making teaching suitable for every learning style and for every student, regardless of their characteristics. A morning of experiential workshops for university teachers promoted and organized by the AID section of Rome in collaboration with the University of Rome Lumsa.
High readability will be discovered in Naples with the inauguration of the High Readability Shelf set up at the Reading Point Born to Read of the National Library of Naples: the event, sponsored by the Municipality of Naples, will be held on Tuesday 4 October 2022, from 16.30 to 18.30 at the Rari Room of the National Library of Naples. On Wednesday 5 October, on the other hand, there will be two “highly readable reading” meetings aimed in particular at parents and children, at the Reading Point Born to Read of the National Library of Naples, Palazzo Reale, in Piazza del Plebiscito.