the dyslexic student
Q. How does Dyslexia affect the various subjects taught in the regular school day?
A. Dyslexia is a neurological developmental disorder affecting reading, spelling, vocabulary, and word recognition which creates other secondary challenges. A student with Dyslexia may have difficulty with the reading of word problems in math while struggling to accurately read the symbols of the numbers and mathematic signs. Note-taking in all subjects may produce a challenge for the dyslexic student. Even a well prepared visual power point lecture might challenge the student to accurately read the information and appropriately process. Dyslexic students are smart! With proper systematic explicit instruction, they begin to learn language acquisition and start to develop strong positive compensations. Accommodations in school that help to create a “level playing field” are essential for success.
Dana Judd, M Ed, CALT, DLT \ Owner and Lead Instructor Inspire Academy \ www.inspireacademytx.com