Dyslexia and Processing
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is actually about information processing. Dyslexic people may have difficulty processing and remembering information they see and hear, which can affect learning and the acquisition of literacy skills. Dyslexia can also impact on other areas such as organisational skills.
Top Tips to support children with Dyslexia:
- It is important to encourage children to recognise and pursue the areas in which they excel (do more of what they enjoy) and support them with the areas they find difficult.
- Allow children to use a word processor to complete some written tasks. This highlights spelling errors and offers alternatives. If they can’t type, encourage them to learn, so that they are able to use a Word Processor with more speed and fluency.
- Play games to support memory and retention e.g. pairs, Go Fish
- Enable children to access age related audiobooks to develop a love of reading. Encourage them to share what’s happening in the story and share their excitement, wondering aloud what will happen next. This will also develop their vocabulary and comprehension, without them even realising that they are learning.
- Encourage children to read one page and you read the next page. Read some books to them for pleasure and invite them to read a section if they want to. By developing a love of books and stories children will naturally want to learn how to read, so make the experience as pleasurable as you can.
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen Audible is free to use during school closures.
Dyslexia Gold is offering free support during school closures.
Nessy are offering their Reading and Spelling program and Writing Beach free during school closures
SOS spelling is a dyslexia friendly approach to learning spelling. A step by step guide can be found here: http://bettertuition.co.uk/simultaneous-oral-spelling/
www.timestables.co.uk is a great alternative to TTRockstars. You do not need a login and it does not have the time pressure that some pupils find tricky.