The Nationalist Party has launched a consultation process aimed at ensuring the success of dyslexic students.

The process was launched by education spokesman Clyde Puli and MEP Francis Zammit Dimech at a consultation meeting on dyslexia with stakeholders and professionals at Europa House in Valletta.

Mr Puli said the PN would be listening to parents, teachers, heads of schools, organisations and professionals and move a number of concrete proposals for the sector. He thanked all those helping children with so much ability and dedication.

Dr Zammit Dimech said he had led the European Charter for Dyslexia initiative and was working for this to also reflect the vision of stakeholders.

The meeting was also addressed by Richard Broadbent, from the UK’s Dyslexia Institute. He said that less than one per cent of people with dyslexia were diagnosed and there was still astigma and lack of awareness.

He said technology could be of major benefit to dyslexics and the European Charter was important for the education system not to fail any student.

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