Dyslexia Support Beyond Tutoring
Dyslexia is a neurological condition that affects the way the brain processes language. The condition primarily affects a person’s ability to read, but can also influence writing, spelling, and speaking. Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that is believed to be hereditary.
Common Issues Associated with Dyslexia
Decoding: Students may struggle with letter recognition, associating correct sounds with letters, and sounding out words.
Fluency: Students may find reading stilted, slow, and often involving a lot of guessing and attempts at memorizing words.
Reading comprehension: Students may have difficulties remembering each word that has been broken down and how those words come together to form meaning.
Spelling: Students may have inconsistent spelling and include omitted letters, reversals, or added letters.
Math problem solving: Students may struggle with decoding and understanding math word problems.
Self-confidence: Students may experience feelings of frustration towards reading which can result in avoidance, a dislike of school, or behaviour challenges at school.
How We Support Students with Dyslexia
Teaching multisensory activities to learn and practice concepts that pair touch and movement with sight and hearing
Using assistive technology such as predictive text to support the writing process while aiding in building confidence
Introducing students to tools that highlight what they are reading like line readers or the Read & Write screen mask
Providing opportunities for success and providing positive praise to develop confidence and build self-esteem
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