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Introducing STICORDI measures in the Balkans (focus on dyslexia)


Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and occurs in all areas of the world. It affects 3–7% of the population, while up to 20% of the general population may have some degree of symptoms (source: NIH, 2015 report).

STICORDI (STI(mulation), CO(mpensation), R(emediation) and DI(spensation)): various measures to avoid learning disadvantages in children with disabilities or learning disabilities by encouraging, compensating, remedying, differentiating and dispensing.

Children affected by dyslexia often face poor school results in schools in Bulgaria and Turkey due to the lack of support provided, something which is a total violation with Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which unambiguously provides not only that children with disabilities should not be discriminated against but also that they should be able to participate in the general education system.

Target groups:

  • teachers in Bulgaria and Turkey who are active in regular/inclusive primary and secondary education
  • parents


  • children with disabilities, and especially those with dyslexia

Start date: 01 September 2022
End date: 31 August 2024