Friday, 29 April 2011

Teachers ADJUSTING to suit the needs of Dyslexic learners

 Teachers can make small changes to support the dyslexic learners in their classrooms, such as the classroom environment, lesson delivery and feedback given to students. The link below is a great New Zealand website outlining some simple changes that can be made in the classroom.

The areas covered include: Instructions, Time, Note taking, Creative and Multi-sensory approaches, Classwork and the classroom environment, Reading, Writing and Spelling, Marking, Self-Esteem and Homework.
It is also important to remember that if you get it right for Dyslexic learners you are supporting all the learners in the classroom. The approaches outlined in the above website are simple and can be integrated into teachers classroom practice with positive benefits for all learners.