İzmir Dyslexia Awareness seminar was held by the mobile application Dysapp Founders Esra Ablak and Deniz Öztürk, Graduates of the İzmir University of Economics Psychology Department. One of the most common learning disorders is Dyslexia. The mobile application was developed to minimize the error rates of children with dyslexia in areas such as literacy and arithmetic. In the application there are games with exercises. In the seminar held within the scope of activities of the Izmir University of Economics Technology Transfer office, IUE Physiotherapy Program Doctor Lecturer Şermin Tükel made a presentation titled Dyslexia with Academic Approach. Then the participants were shown the documentary “Looking Glass” directed by Alkın Türköz.
IUE Lecturer Taylan Demirkaya's entrepreneurship courses started as a project idea followed by TÜSİAD “This Youth Has a Job!” Ablak and Ozturk became third in the Entrepreneurship Competition in Turkey and IUE Technology Transfer Office supported them in the Entrepreneurship Program designx program by showing a different approach to dyslexia. Esra Ablak made a presentation titled “What is Special Learning Difficulty?”. In the presentation he showed, Dyslexia is a common problem affecting 1 out of 5 people in the society. However, although it is so widespread, we know that the public is not aware of what dyslexia is, what are the symptoms, and how the diagnosis and treatment process is progressing. My team mate Deniz Öztürk and I are aware of dyslexia. In order to raise this awareness as a social initiative offering innovative training support for dyslexia with we came together with those who are interested in dyslexia with our activity.
DYASPP Co-Founder Deniz Öztürk, in his presentation titled “A Different Approach to Dyslexia”, Dyslexic individuals have normal or above normal intelligence levels. However, due to the problems they face in the academic field, they cannot realize their potential and fall behind their peers. With this seminar, we have reshaped our perspective on dyslexic individuals. IUE Physiotherapy Program Doctor Lecturer Şermin Tükel made a presentation on “Academic Approach to Dyslexia”. Tukel added that Dyslexia Awareness is very important. We are looking curiously anticipating the results of our school graduates Deniz and Esra's DysApp project for children with dyslexia.