Dyslexia

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Students with dyslexia are much better at answering questions verbally that at writing and especially at reading. Dyslexic children have a lack of phonic awareness, if phonic awareness are taught before the children is taught to read, the child can learn to read almost normally. Nowadays we know that:

  • About 10% of people could have dyslexia

  • Dyslexia is inherited, the genre for dyslexia has been identified

  • Dyslexia is a lifelong condition

  • Special teaching can reduce its negative effects

  • Dyslexia is not related to intelligence

Early detection makes the difference and special teaching can reduce its negative effects, so how can we detect it?

Remember that we need to be proactive, dyslexic students need a diagnostic assessment report carried out by an Educational Psychologist or a Specialist teacher but tutors and teachers have to pay attention to any learning difficulty.

Early detection is the key and dytective can be the solution, from Change Dyslexia Luz Rello and her team have developed a game that aims to identify and improve linguistic and attention abilities of people with dyslexia.

After detection comes intervention, Change Dyslexia team has developed Piruletras (Dyseggxia) is a game that significantly improves the spelling of children with dyslexia.

But, what can we do in our classes?

  • Use a computer to take notes and a spelling checker of Dyslaxic students as Adapro

  •  Use a screen-reader

  • Allow students to record the classes

  • Use colour paper (green, no white), extra space and comic san font (no Time New Roman)

  • Extra time in exams

  • If it is need oral assessment

Further information:

DISFAM

British Dyslexia Associacition

 

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