Mental health is the balanced development of an individual’s personality and emotional attitude which enable him to live harmoniously with his family and society. Mental health is influenced by both biological, environmental and social factors. It helps a person to contribute constructively to changes in his social and physical environment.
Mental health helps in:-
Development of desirable personality
Proper imotional development
Acceptable social development
Appropriate moral development
Significant aesthetic development
Actualising one’s personalities
Seeking proper adjustment
Attaining goals in life
Progress of the society
Prevention of mental illness . Mental health improves quality life. It is strengthens and support our ability to:
# have a healthy relationship
# make good life sources
Maintain physical health and well-being
Handle the natural ups and downs of life
Discover and grow toward our potential
However mental health of the children is much more important than that of physical health. Mental fitness makes children more useful person in the world and also equipped physically, socially and morally.
Most professionals agreed that talents are important, eventually they come to focus exclusively on the serious business of reading remediation alone. We need to change this.
Most of us who are focusing on remediation, on fixing problems do not develop new understanding of special talents, especially talents that seem to have nothing to do with school and conventional academics . But may have everything to do with success in work and life. While all agree that talents are important, usually almost nothing is done and needless to say, that great talents have been wasted. We need to start Dyslexic- centered programs . As if talents of Dyslexics really do matter. We must not be mainly school centered as we are now. It is time for all of us to rethink what we should be doing in schools and colleges to prepare students for today’s global economy. Often our thinking is imprisoned by our deep assumption about what is essential for success in education, life and work. Careful investigation of the life and work, accomplishments of highly successful Dyslexics, whose insights and creativity are usually more important than book knowledge, will show us how wrong we can be. When we look at high success in entrerpreneurial business, artistic creation, technical design or scientific discovery, we understand that we need to focus on what is that the Dyslexics brain is doing much better than those around them. It is quite different from reading books, listening to lectures, and memorizing long lists of names and facts. Dyslexics frequently excel in high market value creative and entrepreneurial skills, while they often fail on low market value school- based skills.
Early identification and intervention is also very important. The younger the child, the more effective is the intervention , prior to the child failing in school. According to the professor Julie Logan at London Cass business school, the primary reason why the US has a greater number of Dyslexics entrepreneurs is because the US has a better system for identification, intervention and support of those with Dyslexia at a young age, giving them much better chance of success. The UK system fails to identify Dyslexia at a young age, meaning that many of those with potential to be successful entrepreneurs never get the chance. We should be producing more Richard Bransons, but the system is failing our children. Professor Logan continues, lesson should encourage both left and right brain learning and encourage softskill development. Dyslexics need to be placed in a more holistic and practical teaching settings which will foster their skills and enhance their potential. This approach would produce a more flourishing entrepreneurial society
I hope this article will helpful to the teachers and parents , those spend their time with the students , who are struggling to get results in them.
At school as a teacher l had to heal few children those are struggling with letters, still I remember that, some teachers called them lazy and blamed them left handed, forefathers found it was a sin because left handed child got a poor memory.
I remember becoming frustrated at school , the child has a lot of ideas in his mind, but he couldn’t explained that to his teachers and classmates. He was dreaming a lots In the class room , while teaching subjects by teachers. While teachers asked questions to him , he was blinking to the words in his hands , class mates rediculed and teacher shouted at him, and the boy frustrated with this incident and run away from the classroom.
Some how catched him by school driver’s help , and I have got in my hands . I took him to my cabin and discussed with him, and i thought he wants individual attention for his study
I decided to have a meeting with a support expertise from my school’s learning support department . We discussed about his learning difficulties . After being referred , they have concluded , it was a learning disability means “Dyslexia”
The result found that he had a common traits of Dyslexia. From then alloted an extra time for his studies. I suggested every subject teachers to help and give a copy of notes, so that he could go over them in his hands on his own time.
Despite his struggle with words, some how he managed to get pass marks.
As a teacher, who have to fill out numerous amounts of forms and read a large amount of documents. I am proud of that I will add something extra by myself for the result that I have helped these students, where my service shines through .