HOW TO WE DEAL WITH DYSLEXIA?
Kids with dyslexia can have extra difficulty learning sight words. Some of these words don’t follow standard spelling rules, so they’re not decodable.
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A person with dyslexia needs a boost to their self-confidence before they can learn to overcome their difficulties. They have already experienced failure and deep down they often don’t believe they are capable of learning
Don’t ask person with dyslexia to read aloud
Words are likely to be misread or skipped, causing embarrassment.
Don’t give a punishment for forgetting books or sports kit
Offer positive strategies such as having one place to put things away.
Don’t use the word ‘lazy’
People with dyslexia have to work harder to produce a smaller amount. They will have difficulty staying focused when reading, writing or listening.
Expect less written work
A person with dyslexia may be verbally bright but struggle to put ideas into writing. Allow more time for reading, listening and understanding.