DYSLEXIA NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2016

My Dyslexic Valentine


During this fabulous month of love we want to remind teachers, parents, and students why they should love their student’s dyslexic brain!


Dyslexic brains tend to be:

· Very good at 3-Dimensional spatial reasoning and mechanical ability.

· Strong in perceiving relationships like analogies, metaphors, differences, and similarities.

· Good at remembering personal experiences and understanding abstract information by using specific examples.

· Good at recognizing complex and changing patterns.

· Highly creative

High five dyslexic brain, thanks for making us so unique!

FUN BOARD GAMES

Fun Board Games

Interventions need not be boring! Here are some games you can play to help your student with memory, vocabulary, fluency, and automaticity.

1. Memory

2. Cranium

3. Pictionary

4. Outburst

5. Mad Gab

6. Scategories

TRY THIS, NOT THAT

Dyslexia is not a one size fits all. What works for one student might not work for another. Here are a few accommodations that you might try.


Grading- When trying to collect grades from your dyslexic students try the following;

· Grade only what students complete

· Allow open book tests

· Allow verbal responses

· Record students responses

· Shorten and simplify assignments

· Give assignment one at a time

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Did you knowThe first description of dyslexic appeared in 1896. It was known then as “word blindness.”

Kim Street

Dyslexia Teacher

North Junior HIgh School

Canyon Creek Elementary