Dyslexia

  • DYSLEXIA                     

    Signs and Symptoms

    • Reads slowly and painfully
    • Experiences decoding errors, especially with the order of letters
    • Shows wide disparity between listening comprehension and reading comprehension of some text
    • Has trouble with spelling
    • May have difficulty with handwriting
    • Exhibits difficulty recalling known words
    • Has difficulty with written language
    • May experience difficulty with math computations
    • Decoding real words is better than nonsense words
    • Substitutes one small sight word for another: a, I, he, the, there, was

    Strategies

    • Provide a quiet area for activities like reading, answering comprehension questions
    • Use books on tape
    • Use books with large print and big spaces between lines                     
    • Provide a copy of lecture notes
    • Don’t count spelling on history, science or other similar tests
    • Allow alternative forms for book reports
    • Allow the use of a laptop or other computer for in-class essays
    • Use multi-sensory teaching methods
    • Teach students to use logic rather than rote memory
    • Present material in small units