Accommodating a student with Dyslexia in my classroom can actually benefit…
Accommodating a student with Dyslexia in my classroom can actually benefit for all the student.
Provide one step directions at a time.
Students with dyslexia often have problem with memorize a long list of directions. Only providing one direction assuring that they do exactly what you need them to do.
Regular students could be forgettable. Sometimes I have to repeat my directions again and again.
Preview & Review
Repetition is one of the most effective ways for all of us, particularly in foreign language learning.
students with dyslexia can better organize, filter, and prioritize new information.
Provide a audio file for the text.
Students with dyslexia could repeatedly listen to the audio to understand the concept better.
Regular students could use the audio file as a listening practice. They could also use it for practice pronounciation
Present a small amount of work.
Students with dyslexia might feel anxious and overwhelmed if the teacher give them many worksheets or a whole workbook.
I prepared a very nice workbook for all students. I used to give them 2-3 pages as homework. Now I realized that it would be good to do the most difficult part in the class. , text, or material and becoming discouraged by the amount of work. Also, the teacher can reduce the amount of work when it appears redundant.
By connecting multiple stimuli , regular students can absorb new information better.
Connecting visual, auditory, and kinesthetic cues allows students with dyslexia to make new brain connections,and better remember information.
Highlight essential information
When we expose to the new information, the shorter the better.
Students with dyslexia are easily overwhelmed by many informations.
Keeping instruction between 10-15 minutes and provide a variety of activities for practice.
If the instruction is long enough, actually all students stop responding.
Students with dyslexia could stop respond to instruction sooner than others.