Marissa & Jordan
WHAT IS DYSLEXIA? oDyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. oDyslexia occurs in children with normal vision and intelligence.
Sometimes dyslexia goes undiagnosed for years and isn't recognized until adulthood.
SYMPTOMS oAppears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level. oLabelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, "not trying hard enough," or "behavior problem." oIsn't "behind enough" or "bad enough" to be helped in the school setting. oHigh in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written. oFeels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.
o Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering. o Seems to "Zone out" or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time. o Difficulty sustaining attention; seems "hyper" or "daydreamer." o Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.
NEEDS o A quiet, calm, structured, orderly, consistent and fair environment oOne or two verbal instructions at a time oEnsuring that they heard what you said oTime to process information oTime to respond oExtra time to work on assignments
STRATEGIES oAllow the student to use a tape recorder or provide them a copy of notes oSimplify and repeat instructions oPresent work in small amounts oBlock out extraneous stimuli oHighlight essential information oProvide additional practice activities oUse visuals to complement verbal information
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