24 Jun '11, 5pm

DTN Singapore: Dyslexia Association to take part in Sprint Kids 2011: SINGAPORE: Children from the Dyslexia Asso...

DTN Singapore: Dyslexia Association to take part in Sprint Kids 2011: SINGAPORE: Children from the Dyslexia Asso...

SINGAPORE: Children from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore will be among the runners in the Sprint Kids 2011 race on Sunday. The association said it hopes the race - organised by SAFRA Jurong - will help children with dyslexia pursue their interests in sports and gain confidence through it. One of the runners on Sunday is 11-year-old Aloysius, who is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia when he was about eight years old. The avid football player said sports helps him take his mind off his condition. "When I play soccer, the reality of my condition seems to disappear. Everyone seems equal on the field," said Aloysius, who is currently undergoing dyslexia therapy. The annual 30-metre sprint event, for children between three and 11 years old, was kicked off last year, as part of SAFRA's Dads For Life Movement activities. The race wil...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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