Help for Dyslexia In Schools
Like any student, dyslexics might feel less than whole in classes. At school, they may have to work harder at reading than others in order to make up the lost time, while finding it harder to apply the learning. While this may be typical in class, dyslexia affects so many more people than just those in the classroom. More than one third of Americans are estimated to be dyslexic. Of those, millions of people live in classrooms and schools around the world.
Thankfully, there is help available for those who struggle with dyslexia. Below, we share information from online community forums on how schools can help those with dyslexia.
Transparent Dope :
Many dyslexics show proficiency in one or more classroom areas but struggle in others. This in itself is not a problem in and of itself, but what also doesn’t help is how teachers try to teach using assessment instruments and then not always knowing when that proficiency gap exists between a student and what would be expected.
Mentors can help close this gap and streamline teaching and teaching methods in order to help students thrive in the classroom. A dyslexic teacher knows what their students are able to do, and know when they struggle. If a dyslexic student cannot read this is a huge advantage for teachers to use. For teachers, it is important to know the criteria for “assessment” and “assessment gaps” and to know how these can help to bridge the gap.
Drop in Mentor :
As a teacher myself, I can help students with dyslexia find the support they need to succeed in school. My goal is to train young teachers how to best create and adapt instruction plans for students with dyslexia. The transition for students who are typically behind is simple. Teachers don’t need to teach them to read. Simply change the way they do the work, and their students will be fine.
Knowing where dyslexics struggle is a start for teachers. That is the first thing we learned from sending students to learn at school with a dyslexic teacher. The second thing that comes to mind is “how do I stop seeing my students struggle in the classroom?” This will help the students and teachers stay on the same page when dealing with dyslexics.
Scavenger Cove :
Scavenger Cove shares strategies to help dyslexics at school and at home.