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What's It Like Being Dyslexic?

This comic tells the story of a dyslexic kid struggling at school. Find out typical dyslexic difficulties and their strengths. Based upon the school days of ...
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Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexia Infographic

For kids with dyslexia, reading and writing can be challenging. The Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexia Infographic presents some common ways schools can make learning more accessible.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, February 14, 2015 2:07 PM
Good tips for providing content to all students.
Beth Ellen Nash's curator insight, March 4, 2015 1:01 AM

Many of these accommodations that help level the playing field for dyslexics would also be beneficial to many other learners as well. I find that what works well for students with learning disabilities is often just good teaching. Some students will learn in spite of the curriculum or the teacher. My lens has always been for what will put a stumbling block in the way of my struggling learners. As the Curriculum Director and Intervention Specialist for Wings to Soar Online Academy, this is the lens through which I screen all programs we use with our students. Wings2Soar.com

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Misconceptions about dyslexia are common - SpecialEdPost

Misconceptions about dyslexia are common - SpecialEdPost | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
by Christina Mora -. Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population can be characterized as dyslexic. That's one in five students who need intense help in and out of the classroom. Chances are dyslexia isn't what you think it is.
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debunking myths about dyslexia

Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population can be characterized as dyslexic. That's one in five students who need intense help in and out of the classroom. Subscribe to WLKY on YouTube for more:...
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Accommodating Students With Dyslexia

Accommodating Students With Dyslexia | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it

Accommodations for students with dyslexia - Here are some accommodations that general education and special education teachers can use in a classroom of heterogeneous learners. Learn useful tips to help teaching students with dyslexia easier. By Cecil Mercer, EdD


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Lou Salza's curator insight, January 20, 2014 11:41 PM

Great list for the general education traditional classroom. This needs to be updated with a host of assistive technology tools accessible to dyslexics in school and at home. These can help with understanding, processing, and producing written language. They are robust, mobile, & cheap. They change not only the way kids learn, but the way we should teach.   --Lou

 

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Accommodations Involving Student Performance

Students vary significantly in their ability to respond in different modes. For example, students vary in their ability to give oral presentations; participate in discussions; write letters and numbers; write paragraphs; draw objects; spell; work in noisy or cluttered settings; and read, write, or speak at a fast pace. Moreover, students vary in their ability to process information presented in visual or auditory formats. The following accommodations can be used to enhance students performance:

 

Change response mode. For students who have difficulty with fine motor responses (such as handwriting), the response mode can be changed to underlining, selecting from multiple choices, sorting, or marking. Students with fine motor problems can be given extra space for writing answers on worksheets or can be allowed to respond on individual chalkboards.Encourage use of graphic organizers. A graphic organizer involves organizing material into a visual format.Encourage use of assignment books or calendars. Students can use calendars to record assignment due dates, list school related activities, record test dates, and schedule timelines for schoolwork. Students should set aside a special section in an assignment book or calendar for recording homework assignments.Reduce copying by including information or activities on handouts or worksheets.Have students turn lined paper vertically for math. Lined paper can be turned vertically to help students keep numbers in appropriate columns while computing math problems.Use cues to denote important items. Asterisks or bullets can denote questions or activities that count heavily in evaluation. This helps students spend time appropriately during tests or assignments.Design hierarchical worksheets. The teacher can design worksheets with problems arranged from easiest to hardest. Early success helps students begin to work.Allow use of instructional aids. Students can be provided with letter and number strips to help them write correctly. Number lines, counters, and calculators help students compute once they understand the mathematical operations.Display work samples. Samples of completed assignments can be displayed to help students realize expectations and plan accordingly.Use peer-mediated learning. The teacher can pair peers of different ability levels to review their notes, study for a test, read aloud to each other, write stories, or conduct laboratory experiments. Also, a partner can read math problems for students with reading problems to solve.Use flexible work times. Students who work slowly can be given additional time to complete written assignments.
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The Flipped Classroom | ForDyslexia

The Flipped Classroom | ForDyslexia | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
There are plenty of resources available to help teachers incorporate digital learning into their coursework. But sometimes the amount of information is overwhelming. I will try to post good, concise information on this blog, ...
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The Lowdown on Dyslexia | Special Education & IEP Advisor

The Lowdown on Dyslexia | Special Education & IEP Advisor | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
Every teacher in every classroom in every school in this country (and beyond) will come across several, if not dozens, of students who just can't seem to get.
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Under the Golden Apple Tree: Top Apps for Dyslexia

Under the Golden Apple Tree: Top Apps for Dyslexia | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
Once my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, I went on the search for educational tools that would aid my daughter in learning to read. Dyslexia is not a roadblock yet it does change the course of how you teach your child.
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Busted: Five Myths and Truths About Dyslexia

Busted: Five Myths and Truths About Dyslexia | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
At the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, Bennett is a pioneer in the application of functional brain imaging for the study of reading and dyslexia in children and adults; Sally conceptualized the “Sea of Strengths” model, ...
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Teaching Strategy for Dyslexia

This is just one strategy you can implement in your classroom if you have a student struggling with dyslexia. This method should not replace writing practice...
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NCSALL: The Neurobiology of Reading and Dyslexia

NCSALL: The Neurobiology of Reading and Dyslexia | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
NCSALL is NCSALL's efforts are dedicated to an important purpose: improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma.
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How to Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How to Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
The Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic presents 8 tips that teachers can implement to better accommodate the learning needs of the dyslexic students

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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.

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'I'm Not Stupid, Just Dyslexic' - WBUR

'I'm Not Stupid, Just Dyslexic' - WBUR | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
'I'm Not Stupid, Just Dyslexic'
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Because my brain was working in a different way,” Josh said. “And I'm just like, 'No, I am not stupid…I'm just dyslexic.' ” In every U.S.classroom, on average, one or two students has dyslexia.
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8 Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students

8 Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
8 Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students (That Benefit ALL Students) (8 Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students (That Benefit ALL Students) - http://t.co/xPLE7eFK4t)...

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SNPST's curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:48 AM

8 ways to make it friendly for other disorders/syndromes too.

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The Inclusive Class: Including Students with Dyslexia in the Classroom

The Inclusive Class: Including Students with Dyslexia in the Classroom | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
What is dyslexia and how can teachers support students with dyslexia in the classroom? These are some of the questions that our guests, Dr. Joanne Pierson and Dr. Lauren Katz, will answer for us on this episode of The ...
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Dyslexia, Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism ...

Dyslexia, Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism ... | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
This is the nature of a pervasive developmental disorder. But are these deficits the same as those seen in developmental dyslexia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Place a child with ADHD in a classroom and ...
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Math puzzles : American Dyslexia Association

Math puzzles : American Dyslexia Association | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
Today's freebie consists of some math puzzles with calculations until 10. Children have to cut out the pictures and glue them onto the correct calculation. This trains not only math skills, but also fine motor skills, attention, visual ...
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What Is Dyslexia? | Difficulties Reading - NCLD

What Is Dyslexia? | Difficulties Reading - NCLD | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
What is dyslexia? A dyslexic person may have difficulties with reading, writing, spelling and maybe even speaking.
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Q&A: The Unappreciated Benefits of Dyslexia

Q&A: The Unappreciated Benefits of Dyslexia | Dylexia Awareness | Scoop.it
Normally dyslexia is considered a handicap: a mental deficiency that makes reading, long-division and remembering whether letters and number...

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The Dyslexia Movie

Length 2.09minutes. Is your child struggling at school? Your child is NOT dumb or slow. There is nothing wrong with them. They may just be dyslexic. They jus...
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What is it like to have dyslexia? Animations & Illustrations

This is a series of animations taken from a project aimed at helping people to find out what it is like to have dyslexia. The animations were created by illu...
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