- Find something positive
- Acknowledge something they have done well
- Know the students strengths
- Have a print-rich environment
- When other students are independently working on class work, the student should have the option to work with headphones to eliminate distractions.
- Allow extra time to complete tests.
- Provide a regular study buddy whom the student sits next to in class.
- Give “THINK TIME” before answering a question.
- Provide opportunities for writing and spelling every day,
- Explicitly teach organization and planning skills for completing and tracking homework.
- Facilitate phonemic awareness for blending, segmenting, deletion, and discrimination tasks.
- Give manipulative's.
- Teach math to students with dyslexia-including models of problem solving, verbalization of thought processes, guided practice, and corrective feedback.
Recommendations for Students with Visual Deficits
- Encourage students to use a line guide as he/she is reading, to avoid skipping lines.
- Use cut-out window for completing math worksheets.
- Give visual pictures for commonly reversed or flipped letters: (i.e. “Which way does the “b”/ “d” go in “bed?”).
- Utilize a highlighter for key words, concepts, and/or directions when presented with written material.
- Give visual images to associate with problematic sounds such as “short a” and “e” (i.e. Does the “e” in “bed” sound like a “short e” in “elephant” or a “long e” in “eagle?" "Does the “a” in “angel” sound like the “short a” in “alligator” or the “long a” in “ape?”).
- Encourage students to keep a copy of a “letter shaping card” in his/her school supplies and homework supplies for an easy reference.